This listing is for one packet of Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 200 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to start or scatter seeds October-January!
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.