Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida

The showy daisy-like flowers of Pale Purple Coneflower bloom in early summer and are a favorite nectar source for pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Later in summer the large seed heads attract Goldfinches and other birds. Echinacea pallida is highly adaptable …

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SKU
32950-03 / 12950
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 5,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $8.00
1/2 Oz $12.00
Oz $20.00
Lb $300.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Bloom Time June, July
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 5000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

The showy daisy-like flowers of Pale Purple Coneflower bloom in early summer and are a favorite nectar source for pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Later in summer the large seed heads attract Goldfinches and other birds. Echinacea pallida is highly adaptable, tolerating drought, heat, humidity and poor soils, but it will not like soils that are too moist with poor drainage. Once established the deep taproot enables a long-lived, very low maintenance plant that is capable of handling hot dry situations with ease. This iconic prairie plant looks its best in a naturalized setting that includes other prairie flowers and grasses, or in a mixed border garden. Echinacea plants were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes and are still used today in herbal medicine and tea.