Common name: Coneflower-Purple Echinacea P. Kims Knee High

Height: 18-24 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts songbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Slow
When should it bloom?: Midsummer Late summer Early fall
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Prairie Cottage Eclectic
 

A shorter version of the well-known native purple coneflower, selected by Kim Hawks. Large, daisy-like flowers with clear pink, reflexed ray petals and large, bronzy-orange central cones appear atop knee-high plants with sturdy stems. Its small stature makes this cultivar a great choice for small gardens. It tends to grow slowly, so it will not overtake neighboring plants. Great garden performer.

Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.