Brighten up your garden with the cheerful Echinacea purpurea, also known as the purple coneflower! This playful perennial will add a pop of vibrant purple to your outdoor space with its showy daisy-like flowers that bloom all summer long. Its stiff stems are adorned with coarse, dark green leaves that are perfect for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Not only do these plants bring beauty to your garden, they also provide a food source for goldfinches and other birds with their blackened cones.
This hardy plant is easy to grow and can tolerate a variety of conditions, from dry to medium well-drained soil, full sun to part shade, drought, heat and humidity. Even better, it requires minimal maintenance, reblooming without deadheading, but for optimal appearance, spend flowers can be promptly removed. They self-seed freely and can be divided every 4 years to maintain their robustness. So why wait? Bring some color and life to your garden with the Echinacea purpurea!
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Low, Moderate
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Origin: Eastern North America