Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea Pallida

Dark green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the large daisy-like blooms. The ray petals are relaxed and recurving giving the flower a delicate look but don’t be fooled this is a tough plant. Strong stems hold the flower upright. Coppery orange cones are visited by butterflies and other beneficial insects. In the fall, finches devour the seeds. Echinacea Pallida is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils. Plant in groups of three or more for best effect. Old flower stems will remain erect and interesting in the garden through winter.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  2 Feet
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Light Purple
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Exposure:

Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

June–July

Attracts:

    butterflies

Pair With:

Butterfly Weed

Sand Coreopsis

Prairie Dropseed