A hardy coneflower that prefers poor soils and is incredibly tolerant of drought, heat, and humidity. Adapts to more fertile soils, but may need staked. Tends to bloom a few weeks earlier than it’s close relative, the purple coneflower.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Clay, Loamy, Rocky
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bees, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts the silvery checkerspot butterfly, and the wavy-lined emerald and common eupithecia moths. Goldfinches May feed on seeds. Occasionally browsed by mammals, but not a preferred food.