Pale Purple Coneflower grows up to 3′ tall and is highly tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils. Once established the deep taproot enables this very low maintenance plant to handle hot dry summers. Pale Purple Coneflower does not like soils that are too moist with poor drainage. Development can be slow if the plant does not get enough sunlight, so make sure to choose a sunny site when planting.
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun / Part Shade|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic (Medium) / Dry-Mesic / Dry|
|Bloom Time||June – July|
Many long-tongued bees will visit Pale Purple Coneflowers including, bumblebees, Nomadine cuckoo bees, large carpenter bees, and leaf-cutting bees. Short-tongued green metallic bees and other bees also visit the flowers occasionally. The caterpillars of Silvery Checkerspot feed on the foliage, while caterpillars of the moths Wavy-Lined Emerald and Common Eupithecia feed on the flowerheads.