A striking coneflower that blooms in early summer, and is less robust than Purple Coneflower.
Bees, butterflies, caterpillars
3 to 10
3 to 4 ft.
1 to 3 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Dry Soil, Medium Soil
May, June, July
Massing in sun or part shade woodland gardens.
Care and Maintenance
May need to be staked when in bloom.
Pest and Diseases
Japanese beetles are an occassional problem.
Establishment and Propagation
Root division and seed
Alternative Plant Selections
Purple Coneflower, Glade Coneflower
Illinois native statewide
The Echinaceas can be confused easily. Purple coneflower has broader petals and yellow pollen, pale purple has thinner petals and white pollen, and glade coneflower (in southern Illinois) has thinner petals and yellow pollen.