- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds flock to the showy blooms of the native purple coneflower. The flowers consist of large orangish, spiky centers surrounded by rosy-purple petals. Flowers fade to become spiky seed heads that feed songbirds into the winter. Known scientifically as Echinacea purpurea, this native plant begins blooming in July and continues into late summer.
This plant is exceptionally tough and easy to maintain. It is compact enough and the bloom period is long enough that it is a valuable addition to small gardens; it also is a must-have in larger prairie-style plantings. Position it near vegetable gardens to ensure your prized veggies will benefit from the pollinators that flock to the area. Combine it with ornamental grasses to create a spectacular display.
Native Purple Coneflower Care
The native purple coneflower requires a site with full or partial sun to perform well. It prefers a well-drained, fertile loam soil but can tolerate clay and dry soils. Once established, it is drought tolerant but can wilt if it gets too dry in the hot sun. Fertilize the plant annually in early spring as new growth emerges with a slow-release fertilizer to encourage vigor.
You can cut this plant back in the fall once it dies back to keep an area looking tidy. Alternatively, wait until spring before or just as new growth begins to emerge to keep a bit of winter interest and feed birds. If you want to keep the plant looking tidy, cut off spent blooms. Promote a bushier habit by cutting each stem back by half in spring; this may delay blooming a bit, though.
Native Purple Coneflower Spacing
The purple coneflower grows two to three feet tall with a slightly smaller spread. Space multiple plants a bit over a foot apart. Over time they grow in clumps that can be divided if they seem crowded.
Native Purple Coneflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Native Purple Coneflower|
|Scientific Name: ECHINACEA PURPUREA|
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.