Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). This perennial produces vibrant purple blooms all summer and grows up to 4 feet tall with 3 to 4-inch flowers. It is rare in much of its native range. In Fall, goldfinches love to feast on the echinacea seeds. An outstanding US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Historically, Native American tribes sought the medicinal properties of Echinacea purpurea to treat pain, inflammation, infection, toothaches, colds, and sore throats. It was also used as an antidote for snake bites.
Plant outdoors Spring or Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to the Central and Eastern US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Spring or Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Purple Coneflower is native to the following states:
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas.