Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)

Fairly drought tolerant; full sun or light shade. Beautiful purple flowers are borne single on long stems making this perennial species desirable for cut flowers. Prefers open prairies or woodlands but establishes on a wide range of soil types. Commonly included in wildflower blends or in roadside mixtures where both erosion control and beautification are desired.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteracea

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Single stem

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Forb/herb

Mature Height: 14 in.

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 14-40 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture:Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 6.5-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 115,600

Seeding Rate: 12-15 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS