Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Echinacea purpurea


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Echinacea purpurea (Asteraceae)
(ek-in-AY-see-a pur-PUR-ree-a)
Purple Coneflower

Get back to basics with this classic species Echinacea. Narrow hot-pink petals reach upward, then widen as they gracefully bend down. Genus name means ‘hedgehog’, referring to the prominently round and spiky center; vivid orange cones dry to brown, and make a great textural addition to flower arrangements. Blooms profusely through summer on sturdy stems above deep-green basal tufts. An iconic wildflower and traditional medicinal plant that has wooed generations of gardeners.

Bloom color: purple-pink
Bloom period: early-summer
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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