Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

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.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Dried Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Native
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 36" tall , 24" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014540

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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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
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SKU
HC014540
Ships To Canada
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Common Name
Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name
Echinacea purpurea
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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.

Fall Care: You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds. Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can cut back seed heads in the fall, where you don't wish the plant to reseed. Spring Care: Cut back the dry stalks to the crowns of the plant in early spring. Pull any unwanted seedlings in spring. They are easy to pull when young.

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.
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