Echinacea pallida

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Common Name:  Pale Purple Coneflower

Full to part sun, medium to dry moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, circumneutral pH.   3-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, lavender flowers, will naturalize by re-seeding

Germination Code: C(90), M

Native Region:  Occurs only in 4 counties in Middle Tennessee — Montgomery, Rutherford, Coffee, and Franklin.

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee.  Easy to grow from seed and is a long-lived, low maintenance plant.  Has narrower leaves and lighter purple flowers with narrower petals as compared to purple coneflower.  Long slender petals make an attractive silhouette swaying in the breeze.  Attracts butterflies and birds.

Pale Purple Coneflower - Echinacea pallida
Photo Courtesy John Hilty