Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

 
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  • Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) is a garden classic perennial plant and one of our most popular native wildflowers. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) has a large center cone, surrounded by pink-purple petals and brighten the garden in mid-summer.

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Regular Price: $9.99

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per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 46050

Details

36" tall x 24" wide. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) is a favorite wildflower that blooms heavily for many weeks in late summer. Echinacea purpurea is invaluable for brightening the garden in the dog days of summer. Purple Coneflower is easily grown in a wide range of soil types, it also grows well in clay. Echinacea is a superb companion plant for a wide range of perennials including lavender, Phlox 'David', and Golden Rod. It is highly attractive to butterflies. (seed propagated) Leave standing over winter to provide seeds for birds. Cut back in mid-spring
SKU 46050
Common Name Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

This genus is invaluable for the mid- to late-summer garden, bringing color into our plantings when many spring bloomers have gone green for the season. They are native to the eastern half of the U.S. and are most commonly found growing in prairie habitats.

Echinacea thrive in our gardens when provided with well drained soils, plenty of sunshine and moderate to dry moisture conditions depending on the species and cultivars. Healthy individual coneflowers will grow in the garden for 3 to 5 years. Species and cultivars raised from seed will often reseed themselves to continue their presence in our gardens.

'Rocky Top Hybrid' echinacea, while xeric, appreciates extra moisture provided by some easily accomplished water harvesting techniques. Plant it in a wide, shallow depression and mulch amply or place right up against the north side of a low, wide rock, tilted to shed water on the Echinacea's side.

Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Echinacea plants: Purple Coneflowers: Native Grace and Beauty in the Garden and Echinacea: Rocky Top Hybrids, Echinacea - Perennial of the Year.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.8

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)

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5.0

Definitely a Keeper

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from Sheridan WY

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Impressive

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea:

    First cone flower that has done well in my garden. Tall and beautiful.

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    5.0

    Neighbors & I enjoy big pink flowers; birds love Fall seeds!

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    from Alpine, TX

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    • Native To West Tx
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea:

      I am learning how to use native perennials in Zone 8 West TX. Very different landscaping needs from Boston It is fun to try new plants in each season.

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      5.0

      Love these guys!

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      from Fernandina Beach,mFl

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea:

        I was very surprised at these. I thought it would take a couple of years for them to get established and bloom, but I was cutting flowers for vases within 4 months! They are the classic and I want more!

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        4.0

        Hardy plants

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea:

            Planted these according to instructions and they did great

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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