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Echinacea purpurea - Purple Cone Flower - NYC Local Pickup & Delivery Only

4.5” Nursery Pot

The Purple Coneflower, known for its striking beauty and resilience, is a standout addition to any garden. This native perennial features large, daisy-like blooms with vibrant purple petals surrounding a prominent, spiky orange center. The Purple Coneflower not only adds a splash of color and visual interest to flower beds, borders, and wildflower gardens but also attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for eco-friendly gardeners. Its long-lasting blooms and ability to thrive in various conditions make the Purple Coneflower a versatile and low-maintenance option for enhancing any landscape.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Echinacea purpurea
  • Common Names: Purple Cone Flower, Coneflower, Echinacea  
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Native Range: Southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean
  • Plant Type: North America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Water Frequency: Depending on container-planted or in the ground. Slightly drought tolerant but enjoys a thorough soak
  • Humidity Preference: No preference, will develop powdery mildew if too wet
  • Temperature: Thrives in warmth; Heat and drought tolerant.
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, amended garden soil
  • Pruning: Deadhead flowers to promote second bloom
  • Feeding: Fertilize every few weeks with blossom-boosting fertilizer
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Growth Habit: Upright and clumping
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets; exercise caution with children and pets around all plants.

Caring for your Purple Coneflower is easy, making it an ideal plant for gardeners of all experience levels. This hardy plant prefers full sun and well-draining soil, though it can tolerate partial shade and a range of soil types. Water your Purple Coneflower regularly, especially during the first year to establish strong roots, but once established, it is quite drought-tolerant. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage additional blooms throughout the growing season, and dividing the plants every few years will help maintain their vigor. With these simple care tips, your Purple Coneflower will thrive, bringing beauty and ecological benefits to your garden for years to come.