Flower Color:Pink shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Songbirds, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Garden Style:Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic, Prairie
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Mass Planting
Origin:Native to North America
The classic purple coneflower. Beautiful rose pink ray petals with a coppery brown, spiky central cone. Petals are held horizontally, making the flowers appear even bigger. Newer blooms are more intense in color and lighten to pale rose as they age, lending a bicolor effect to the entire clump of Echinacea.
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.