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.)
AM013177 (1 Pound)
AM013178 (10 Pounds)
AM013179 (5 Pounds)
AM013181 (1/4 Pound)
|Seed Life Cycle|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
North American plains
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
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|