Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower



E. purpurea is a highly moisture-tolerant Coneflower species. Bees and butterflies 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
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-October
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea
  • Common Name: Purple Coneflower
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255