Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: acid, neutral, alkaline, rich, average, poor
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Bloom Color: pink, lilac, lavender
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, dried flowers, drought tolerant, fragrant flowers, medicinal, naturalizing
Pricing & Availability
Echinacea pallidaAlso known as:
pale purple coneflower,
Brauneria pallida, Rudbeckia pallida
Echinacea pallidais a tall growing wildflower. Plants produce undivided stems that grow to a height of 4', each topped with a singular, fragrant flower. The petals are pale shades of pink to purple, and drooping. The green leaves are basal, and the tall rigid stems are leafless.
Pale purple coneflower is an easy, low maintenance plant. It tolerates poor soil and drought. It can be used in cottage gardens and perennial flower beds, in full sun and moist but well-drained soil. It is best planted among other perennials, flowers, or grasses, in order to hide the bare, leafless stems. Deadheading improves overall appearance, but does not increase bloom production. Plants self seed readily. Clumps should be divided every few years to ensure best flower yield. Can bloom continuously from May to July. Zones 4-8
Propagate by division in early spring. Self seeds readily and is easy to propagate from seed. Stored seeds will require 2 months of cold stratification to break dormancy.
Echinacea pallida can be used in cut flower, and dry flower arrangements. Echinacea comes from the Greek word "echinos" meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone. Echinaceas are used extensively in the herbal medicine industry.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NE, NY, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: TN, WI
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