Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

A classic, much-loved, and much-used perennial for sunny borders and tough spots. Beyond looking pretty, it's drought tolerant, long blooming, a magnet for bees, hummers and butterflies, its dried seedheads feed the birds in winter, it has medicinal uses, and more. It's a winner!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 18 - 36 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Lavender / Lilac, Magenta / Deep Pink, Pink, Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Summer
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Naturalize, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Fall
Plant Behavior: Re-seeds in some conditions, Well Behaved / Companionable

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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