Echinacea - Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) Prairie Wildflower Flower
Height 24 to 36 in
Echinacea pallida, the pale purple coneflower, is a species of herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae. It is sometimes grown in gardens and used for medicinal purposes. Its native range is the central region of the United States and Ontario, Canada
The Purple Coneflower and the Pale Purple Coneflower are difficult to tell apart. The Pale Purple Coneflower blooms 2 to 3 weeks earlier. The leaves are longer and narrower, and are also hairier, lighter green, and tend to be at the base of the plant.
Blooms from late spring to midsummer, this attractive upright perennial is worthy of a place in pollinator gardens, perennial borders, prairies, or wildflower gardens. May reach 24 to 36 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 12 to 18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
- Long lasting cut flower.
- Great for borders, cutting and cottage gardens.
- Soak seeds overnight.
- Start indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow .3 cm or 1/8 in deep.
- Spacing 45 cm or 18 in.
- Transplant seedlings when they are tough enough to handle after all risk of frost has passed.
- Not fussy about soil.
- Full sun to partial shade.
- Seed Count: 25