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

Height: 2'-4'

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.

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