Echinacea purpurea
Eastern Purple Coneflower

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantBird Friendly
Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea is one of the great butterfly magnets of the native perennial garden. Coneflowers are easy to grow in average to dry, well-drained soils. Flowers with large orange-gold spiky centers and strong reflexed rose-pink petals appear in July and August. Very drought tolerant.

  • Attracts butterflies in large numbers
  • Hummingbirds thrive on the sweet nectar
  • Finches crave its seed in the fall
  • Long blooming and a colorful cut flower
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Looks terrific planted with native grasses

Native Range

Found in Well-drained limestone, sand, clay, loam. Rocky, open woods, thickets and prairies.

Interesting Facts


Bird feeding has been called  America's favorite backyard activity. Some 62 million Americans enjoy feeding the birds. Why not feed them their natural diet like the seeds from this star performer!




Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. An adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil.


Mature Size: 2-3ft. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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