Elk Mound Wildflowers

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)


Purple coneflower is a very popular wildflower in home gardens and is often grown for its showy flowers. It is also frequently used in wildflower mixes for roadside beautification and prairie restoration. Does not compete well with other plants. Competition from weeds should be controlled by mechanical or chemical methods. Purple Coneflower seed should be sown in a well prepared, firm, weed free, seedbed at a depth of â…› to ¼ inch

  • Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea
  • In general, purple coneflower has low fertility needs.
  • Color: Purple
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Height: 24″-36″
  • Type: Perennial
  • Moisture: Dry, Moderate, Moist
  • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Approximately 117,000 seeds/lb
  • Approximately 6,600 seeds/oz
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Seed Rate::
1 oz covers 250 sq. ft. 1/2 lb/acre
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