This tough Echinacea hails from south-central U.S. and is perfect for naturalizing as it is vigorous and takes poor soil and root competition well. It has narrow petals, strong stems if grown in sunlight, and it attracts butterflies and birds. Native Americans used this plant to treat bites, burns, and stings. Lavender flowers appear between June and July.
Echinaceas are wonderful prairie wildflowers with large flowers and seed heads that provide winter interest and food for birds.
Top photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder
Bottom photo courtesy of Thomas Lynch
Native to the United States.
- Botanical Name
- Echinacea pallida
- Common Name
- Pale Coneflower
- Hardy to Zone
- Part Shade