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Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

  • »  Attracts butterflies in large numbers
  • »  Hummingbirds thrive on the sweet nectar
  • »  Finches crave its seed in the fall
  • »  Long blooming and a colorful cut flower
  • »  Drought tolerant once established
  • »  Looks terrific planted with native grasses

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Echinacea purpurea is one of the great butterfly magnets of the native perennial garden. Coneflowers are easy to grow in average to dry, well-drained soils. Flowers with large orange-gold spiky centers and strong reflexed rose-pink petals appear in July and August. Very drought tolerant.

Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Echinacea purpurea

Grow in full sun in dry to moist, well-drained soils.

Great Companions for Purple Coneflower