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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

The stout purple petals of this plant are visited by multiple insects during the late summer months on Illinois dry savannas, woodland openings, and woodland edges. A tough native plant with limited native distribution in Illinois despite its common use in contemporary plantings.


  • Acronym: ECHPUR
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Typical Height: 48"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Dry-Mesic
  • Root Structure: Fiberous and Short Rhizome
  • Stratification: None Required
  • Seeds per Ounce: 6,600*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. DuPage County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot. 

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Echinacea purpurea - Per Ounce

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