Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea

Attracted Pollinators: Birds and Butterflies

Duration: Perennial

Size: 24-60" high, 18-24" tall

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: full sun to partial shade

- Water Use: dry to moderate

- Soil: pH tolerant, dry to moderately moist, well drained, tolerant of poor nutrient concentration

Native to the Eastern United States, the purple coneflower is a hardy plant that thrives in fairly open habitats such as prairies, meadows, and open forest. Its vivid purple flower petals point downward from the large, spiny, reddish-orange flower head, creating a general cone-like shape. These blossoms, extending from the tops of long stiff stems, bloom throughout the summer months attracting an assortment of pollinators such as birds and butterflies.