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Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida - Pale Purple Coneflower

More About Echinacea pallida

  • Narrow, pale purple-pink petals droop from a spiny, dark cone
  • Flowers up to 10 cm
  • Lance-shaped, hairy, basal leafs
  • Very adaptable to drought and heat
  • Bloom Time: All summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

75-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Purple (pale)
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Pale Purple Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Echinacea thrives in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. They are  drought tolerant once established and adaptable to heat and poor soils. Taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade. Regular deadheading is recommended to improve appearance, but not necessary to increase bloom time. Direct, sun exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation. Pay special attention to plant depth: crown must be at or slightly above soil level. Freely self-seeds if finished blooms are left on the plant.


Genus Overview: Echinacea

Interesting Notes:

 


Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Quite drought tolerant once established and very adaptable to heat and poor soils. Taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade. Regular deadheading is recommended, but not necessary, to increase bloom time, however, it will improve the general appearance of the plant. Direct sunlight exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation. 

Echinacea pallida Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

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