Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower


Historical Uses:

Roots were chewed and tinctures were used for dyspepsia (stomach pain/indigestion)


E. purpurea is a highly moisture-tolerant Coneflower species. Bees and butterflies absolutely love it. Take care when collecting seed as the heads are spiky and can pierce the skin. Collect seeds when heads are dark brown/black.

  • Listing ID: 1127
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-October
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea
  • Common Name: Purple Coneflower
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255