Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower Seed & Potted Plants
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun to Light Shade||June||Light to Dark Pink||24 to 36 Inches||Dry to Average||12 to 18 Inches||Perennial|
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Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) potted plants are available, $5.00 each plus UPS shipping
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| Echinacea pallida
Pale purple Coneflower seed
1 packet - $2.50 + shipping
|150||22 sq ft|
1 ounce - $8.00
|5,660||280 sq ft|
1 pound -$80.00
|90,560||4,480 sq ft|
is a $10 minimum on seed orders, this can be a combination of different seeds.
Echinacea pallida, Pale-Purple Coneflower, as a member of the Echinacea family, is well known for its medicinal use in boosting the immune system. Pale Purple Coneflower with it's tall slender stems topped with large daisy-like flowers with drooping purple-pink petals makes it an excellent flower for the cutting garden. Wild Pale Purple Coneflower nectar is enjoyed by butterflies and its seeds are a favorite food source for small birds such as goldfinches and chickadees. Wild Echinacea pallida plants are useful drought-resistant native perennial wildflowers that thrive in full hot sun and average to humus-rich soil. Plant in a rock garden, butterfly garden, or naturalize in a prairie meadow.
Echinacea pallida seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 6 to 8 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or early winter.
Pale Purple Coneflower is a multipurpose wild flower occurring naturally on dry glades, prairies, savannas, and roadsides from Illinois and Michigan, to Minnesota, and Nebraska, south to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Pale purple coneflower can be used for roadside plantings, prairie restoration, wildlife food and cover, prairie landscaping and native gardens.
Pale purple coneflower is a native perennial forb growing to a height of 3 feet with coarse bristly hairs on the stout stems and leaves. The leaves are rough-surfaced, up to 10 inches long and 1 ½ inches wide, and tapering at either end, with several parallel veins running along their lengths. The basal leaves are on long stalks, while the stem leaves are few, and usually lack long stalks. There is a single showy flower head at the top of each stem, with many drooping, pale purple petal-like ray flowers, each up to 3 ½ inches long, surrounding a broad, purplish brown, cone-shaped central disk. Pale purple coneflower flowers in late spring to midsummer.
Adaptation and Distribution
Pale purple coneflower is widely distributed in dry and mesic prairies and open savannas from southeastern Nebraska and north central Iowa south and east to southwestern Arkansas and northwestern Indiana.
a clean weed free seedbed by disking and harrowing or using chemical weed
control. Firm the seedbed by
cultipacking. Seedbed should be
firm enough to allow seed to be planted 1/8 inch deep.
The seed of pale purple coneflower should be dormant seeded for best
results, because the seed needs cold moist stratification for two months (60
days) in cold, moist environment (35 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit). This is the usual time required to break dormancy; however, a
few require only one month or up to three months.
purple coneflower has 80,000 – 85,000 seeds per pound.
Seeding rates for seed production should be about 3 - 5 pounds of pure
live seed (PLS) per acre in 36-inch rows
- 30 seeds per row foot). For a
solid stand, the seeding rate would be 15 - 20 pounds PLS per acre (30 – 40
seeds per square foot).
a prairie planting, pale purple coneflower would be a small component of a
mixture ranging from 0.1 – 1.0 PLS pound per acre (0.2 – 2 PLS per square
no fertilizer the establishment year unless soil test indicates a low deficiency
of less than 15 PPM of phosphorus and or less than 90 PPM of potassium.
Use no nitrogen during the establishment year as this can encourage weed
below shows areas where Echinacea pallida Pale Purple coneflower wildflower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will
grow over a much wider area than shown. USDA plant hardiness zones 3
map only shows natural distribution. plants are hardy over a much larger area
please contact us by email for shipping charges on Pale-purple coneflower potted plants
the chart below for shipping charges on pale purple coneflower seeds, to order copy the order
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There is a $10 minimum on seed orders, this can be a combination of different seeds
subtotal for flower seeds
$ 2.50 - $20.00 =
$20.01 - $50.00 =
over $100.00 = 5 % of subtotal
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Pale-purple coneflower plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.