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Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:


~Wildflower seedings

Height: 2-4 feet

Colors: Pinkish purple

Flowering Season: June-August

Soil Types: Well drained, sandy soil

Tolerances: Moderate drought

Sun or Shade: Full Sun to partial shade

Minimum Precipitation: 14-18 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 5 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 117,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 inches

Stratification Required: Not required but cold, moist stratification can improve germination



Purple Coneflower blooms during the summer months and boasts pink-purple, daisy-like flowers that droop down from a prominent cone-shaped center. This plant is well-adapted throughout the United States and can be found growing wild in open woods and along roads. Additionally, it is moderately drought-tolerant and prefers full sun. The flower is also commonly used in flower gardens and wildflower plantings due to its attractive appearance and ease of growth.



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