Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple coneflower provides nectar for butterflies and seed for songbirds. Beautiful bright purple flowers cover the plant.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    4 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Purple
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Purple Coneflower is a beautiful flower, though it can be short-lived and seed aggressively in gardens. It can disappear from where you want it and re-appear where you don’t.

Companion Plants

Lance Leaf Coreopsis
Butterfly Milkweed
Little Bluestem
Prairie Dropseed