Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea purpurea(Herbaceous Perennial)

Purple Coneflower is an easy-to-grow favorite with lots of rosy purple flowers with non-drooping petals around a brown cone-shaped seed head.

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Easy-to-establish in wide variety of sites
Naturalizes well
Food for wildlife


24-36 Inches



18-24 Inches

Growing & Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Tolerates very dry soil. Plant in the border, native plant garden, naturalized area, prairie or wildflower meadow. Combine with Glade, Pale Purple and Yellow Coneflower for nice effect. Deadheading will prolong bloom time. Remove seed heads to reduce production of new plants.


Interesting Notes

Genus name, 'Echinacea' comes from the Greek word "echinos" meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone.

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Great Companions

Butterfly Milkweed Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa )
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa )
Gray-head Prairie Coneflower Gray-head Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata )
Stiff Goldenrod Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida )
Pale Purple Coneflower Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida )
Glade Coneflower Glade Coneflower (Echinacea simulata )
Cowgirl's Delight (Cowgirl's Delight Mix 'Medium Wildflower Mix')
Big 10 Wildflower Big 10 Wildflower (Big 10 Wildflower Mix Mix 'Enhances Wildlife & Pollinator Habitats')