Common Name: Purple Coneflower Echinacea P. Prairie Spl Rs Cmp

Height:14.0-16.0 Inches

Spread:12.0-14.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

 

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 NeedsAverage Water Needs

 

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate SummerEarly Fall

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

 

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerCottageEclecticPrairie

 

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerDried FlowerDrought TolerantMass PlantingSpecimenFocal Point

Origin:Native to North America

 

The seed strain PRAIRIE SPLENDOR™ has been popular due to its earlier bloom time and extended blooming performance. Now it comes in a smaller size, reducing the need for PGR applications. With no vernalization required, you'll have easy success with this first-year flowering variety. Rose pink flowers. From Syngenta.

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.