Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Previous scientific name(s): Brauneria purpurea, Echinacea purpurea var. arkansana, Rudbeckia purpurea

Fairly drought tolerant; full sun or light shade. Beautiful purple flowers are borne single on long stems making this perennial species desirable for cut flowers. Prefers open prairies or woodlands but establishes on a wide range of soil types. Commonly included in wildflower blends or in roadside mixtures where both erosion control and beautification are desired.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 36 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
16.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
117,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer