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Echinacea pallida

Pale Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)

In late spring to mid-summer, tall bare stems are topped with single, showy lavender pink flowers with drooping petals and cone-shaped brown seed heads. It makes a good cut or dried flower. If old flower heads are not removed the seeds are eaten by birds.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Lavender Pink


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba (leucantha))

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Butterfly Nectar