Pale Purple Cone-flower Echinacea pallida, is a species of herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae. It is sometimes grown in gardens and used for medicinal purposes. Its native range is the south central region of the United States. Plants normally grow with one unbranched stemin the wild, but often produce multi-stemmed clumps in gardens. They have deep taproots that are spindle shaped, wider in the center and narrowing at the ends. Stems are green in color or mottled with purple and green. The leaves are elongated lanceolate or linear-lanceolate in shape with three veins. Flower head rays are narrow, linear, elongated, and drooping, ranging from 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm) long. The flower heads are from ¾ to 3 inches (2 to 7.6 cm) wide with pale rose-purple or nearly white colored petals. The flowers have white pollen. The fruits are cypselae and are tan or bi-colored with angled edges. Origin: US Native Other Common Names: Pale Coneflower, Pink Coneflower, Tall Coneflower, Black Sampson Duration: Perennial Bloom Time: Summer Height: 24" to 48" Spacing: 15" to 18" Light: Full Sun to Part Shade Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry USDA Zone: 4a-9b Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water. Drooping pink petals surround coppery-orange center cones on this perennial wildflower. It attracts butterflies while it blooms, and birds love the seeds! Great as a cut flower, and this beauty will also self-seed!
Pale Purple Cone-flower Flower Seeds
Perennial In Zones 4 - 9
Great as a cut flower, and this beauty will also self-seed!