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Dark green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the large daisy-like blooms. The ray petals are relaxed and recurving giving the flower a delicate look but don’t be fooled this is a tough plant. Strong stems hold the flower upright. Coppery orange cones are visited by butterflies and other beneficial insects. In the fall, finches devour the seeds. Echinacea pallida is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils. Plant in groups of three or more for best effect.
Easy to Grow and drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
Fragrant cut flower
Finches love the seeds in late summer and fall
Cones can be used in dried arrangements
Found in dry fields and rocky open woods from Maine to Wisconsin, south to Texas and Georgia.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Echinacea comes from the Greek word "echinos" meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone.
Easy to grow in full sun to part shade but flowers best in full sun. Adapts to drought, moist soil, heat, humidity and poor soil. Let flowers go to seed and you will find finches and other songbirds visiting the plants to eat the seed. Old flower stems will remain erect and interesting in the garden through winter.