Purple Coneflower Seeds

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Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning purple flowers. This butterfly magnet is extremely easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Purple Coneflower is native to North America and looks spectacular planted with Black Eyed Susan or other summer-blooming wildflowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU ECHG

Plant Information

With a flower that looks a lot like a large, pink black-eyed susan, purple coneflower has always been a star in plains plantings. It is tough, great for cutting, and one of our most beautiful native wildflowers. Once plants with their dark green, deeply-veined leaves are established, it can be the most important color-maker in a mature meadow in mid-season. But today, it has even further importance. Under its botanical genus name, Echinacea, it has gained worldwide popularity as the No. 1 herbal medicinal. Long a favorite of Native Americans in treating snakebite, echinacea today is used in tablet and other forms to ward off colds and flus, and even to support the immune system. Millions of Americans now take pills or potions containing echinacea daily. (Medicine is made from all parts of the plant, but most important are the thick black rootstocks, which are ground up for processing.)
Associated SKUs
ECHG
ECHQP (1/4 Pound)
ECHLB (1 Pound)
ECHLB5 (5 Pounds)
ECHLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,210 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,840 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 24,200 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Seeds Per Pound 154,221
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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3.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Purple everywhere

I planted several pounds of Purple Coneflower in an area that was loamy clay soil subject to harsh conditions during the winter and summer near a bluff area that extended from my back yard down...Read complete review

I planted several pounds of Purple Coneflower in an area that was loamy clay soil subject to harsh conditions during the winter and summer near a bluff area that extended from my back yard down to a river. This area has its own little micro climate and these plants perform unbelivabley in this environment. After three years the area (about 1.5 acres) is now covered in purple coneflowers. Not only is it gorgous to to look at but it attracts bees & benficial insects in the summer and numerous migratory birds come through headed south (such as golden finches) also feed off seed heads year after year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what was expected

I've used American Meadows for lots of seeds. Cosmos seeds, for example, were amazing as well as black eyed susan. These, however, did not germinate. I used a TON of purple...Read complete review

I've used American Meadows for lots of seeds. Cosmos seeds, for example, were amazing as well as black eyed susan. These, however, did not germinate. I used a TON of purple coneflower in various places around my property in Massachusetts and barely a one come up. Lots of other flowers came up, but not these. Hesitant to try again after disappointing results.

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2.0

Not what was expected

By 

from Massaschusetts

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Pros

    Cons

    • Low germination
    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

      I've used American Meadows for lots of seeds. Cosmos seeds, for example, were amazing as well as black eyed susan. These, however, did not germinate. I used a TON of purple coneflower in various places around my property in Massachusetts and barely a one come up. Lots of other flowers came up, but not these. Hesitant to try again after disappointing results.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great

      By 

      from North carolina

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

        Always a winner, I'm looking forward to adding these to my drain field of wildflowers. Previous seeds from American meadows have been great.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product. Flowers great!

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        from Hedgesville, WV

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

          Easy to seed. Added in with large bag of wildflower seed mix. Planting large areas for bees and to cut down on mowing time.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Waiting for flowers

          By 

          from Toledo,OH

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

          Still waiting for results. Not sure the plants coming up are these coneflowers in the place I planted them. Watching them to identify.

           
          5.0

          Great plant coverage in first year

          By 

          from Bellevue, IA

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Great Plant Coverage
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

              Great plant coverage during the first year. My wife and I look forward to great blossoms in the second year based on strong plant coverage. Looks like the makings of a "killer" wild flower meadow!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Lame!

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              from Newburyport, MA

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              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Germination0

              Best Uses

              • As Mulch

              Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

              Nothing came up

               
              2.0

              Slow to grow

              By 

              from Douglassville, PA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

                Cons

                • Needs Extensive Watering
                • Slow Growth

                Best Uses

                • Erosion Control

                Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

                Very slow to germinate not all seeds will germinate

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                seeds have taken good

                By 

                from Millinocket ME

                Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

                it looks as though they will take!! will send pictures of the walking path with the plants in bloom

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                not suitable for central Texas

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                from Austin Texas

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • None germinated

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

                    Several different plantings over a period of time. Most of my other seeds came up but none of these. No obvious weather issues.

                    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Purple everywhere

                    By 

                    from Barrow County, GA

                    About Me Master Gardener

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

                      I planted several pounds of Purple Coneflower in an area that was loamy clay soil subject to harsh conditions during the winter and summer near a bluff area that extended from my back yard down to a river. This area has its own little micro climate and these plants perform unbelivabley in this environment. After three years the area (about 1.5 acres) is now covered in purple coneflowers. Not only is it gorgous to to look at but it attracts bees & benficial insects in the summer and numerous migratory birds come through headed south (such as golden finches) also feed off seed heads year after year.

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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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