Echinacea purpurea

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Eastern Purple Coneflower

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,purple
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms spring-fall.
Habitats:Upland glades, openings in upland mixed forests on calcareous soils.


Recommended Uses:Works well in almost any garden with mixed wildflower species. North of Florida, this species is sometimes planted as single-species mass plantings.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Small birds and small mammals consume the seed.

Attracts many pollinators, especially bees.