Home :: Seeds :: Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)
echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-flower Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-plant Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-opening echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower-field Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-root Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-seed prairie-moon-tray-of-potted-plants
Pale Purple Coneflower should be planted in well-drained soil in full to partial sunlight. Most native Coneflowers dislike soil that is kept excessively moist or has poor drainage and they will start to rot in these situations. Once the taproot is established it is extremely drought-tolerant and needs little care, but then also may be difficult to move. In the past all of the Purple Coneflowers were used as medicinal plants by the Native Americans. There is still a market for the roots, which are used to make herbal medicines and tonics.

Pale Purple Coneflower grows up to 3' feet tall and has very pale purple to pink flowers.  It blooms in early summer when only a few of the sun loving plants are in bloom and provides nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies, and the leaves provide food for the Ottoe-skipper larva.  Also easy-to-establish and a prairie icon is its cousin, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), which has a deeper purple flower and will bloom just at the tail end of Pale Purple Coneflower's bloom cycle.  Planting these two together will give you many, many weeks of  Echinacea blooms. 

Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.

Details
Catalog Number ECH04F
Seeds / Packet 200
Seeds / Ounce 5,200
Germination Code M or C(90)
USDA Zones 3-8
Plant Spacing 10-18"
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic  Dry 
Height 3 feet 
Bloom Color Pink 
Bloom Time June  July 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Potted Trays 
AVAILABLE PRODUCTS
Seeds

Qty:

Price:

Order:

Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
Bare Root Plants

Qty:

Price:

# of Plants:

Out of stock
Potted Plants

Qty:

Price:

Order:

Out of stock
 
Compare product with:
COMPARE
echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower
echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower
Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-flower
Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-plant
Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-opening
echinacea-pallida-pale-purple-coneflower-field
Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-root
Echinacea-pallida-Pale-Purple-Coneflower-seed
prairie-moon-tray-of-potted-plants
Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
BONAP Map Key
Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
Heliopsis helianthoides (Early Sunflower) Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Callirhoe bushii (Bush's Poppy Mallow)
 
Echinacea paradoxa (Bush's Coneflower) Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower) Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)
: *
: *
: *
 

 
North American Native Plants for Restoration and Gardening