Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea



The popular butterfly magnet. Seeds provide food for goldfinches. 3 to 4 feet tall with pink-purple flowers that bloom from June through September. Medium to dry soils; full sun to partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Eastern Purple Coneflower
Plant Family:Asteraceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Bloom Time:June through September
Global and State Rank:SNR, G4
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Dry
Soil pH:Neutral, Slightly Acidic
Soil pH:6 to 7
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Dry

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