Purple Coneflower is native to moist prairies and open woods of the central to southeastern United States. It typically grows to 2-4′ tall and is heat and drought-tolerant once established. Purple Coneflower offers showy, daisy-like blooms throughout the summer that sit atop strong stiff stems. Blooms appear from June until September and some Purple Coneflowers may re-bloom in the fall. Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog in reference to the flower’s spiny center cone.
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun / Part Shade|
|Soil Moisture||Wet-Mesic Mesic (Medium) Dry-Mesic|
|Bloom Time||July – Sept|
The flowers are a golden red to purple and may release a slight fragrance in strong sunlight. Echinacea purpurea matures to 4′ in height. Echinacea flourishes in full sun and well-drained soils. This hardy perennial also tolerates a half-day of sun as well as heat and drought, especially in partial shade.