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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
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.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes

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American MeadowsPurple Coneflower Seeds
 
3.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Great

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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

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      from Toledo,OH

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

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            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

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            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 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Lame!

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                from Newburyport, MA

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                • None

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                • Germination0

                Best Uses

                • As Mulch

                Comments about American Meadows Purple Coneflower Seeds:

                Nothing came up

                 
                2.0

                Slow to grow

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                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

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                  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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  not suitable for central Texas

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                  from Austin Texas

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                    • None germinated

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                      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.

                      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Purple everywhere

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                      from Barrow County, GA

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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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