Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Container Size: Quart

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Color: Purple-Pink

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



Only 5 left in stock


Purple Coneflower gets its name from the spiky brown center of its flower. Echinacea is renowned for both its good looks and medicinal uses. Its beautiful, daisy-like flowers can be used to cut or dried. Attractive to both birds and butterflies, leaving the seed heads in winter provides a food source to migrating birds. This also allows for the plant to self-seed, creating a larger, fuller patch. If things become too crowded you can divide the plant every four years or so. Purple coneflower is relatively adaptable, being drought, clay, dry soil and shallow/rocky soil tolerant. Medicinally it is said to boost the immune system and alleviate cold symptoms. The leaves and seeds can be dried and made into a tea.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in

2 to 5'

Container Size


Bloom Time

June to August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

eastern purple coneflower, hedgehog coneflower