Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
This is a showy plant, now very popular in horticulture and, more recently in prairie restorations, despite its extremely limited occurrence as a native plant.
Shade Tolerance: Full to part Sun
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Soils: Loam, Clay, sand
Height: 3-5 ft.
Bloom Time: July-Sept
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: Butterflies, Pollinators, Rain Gardens
Other: Cut flowers; attracts birds.
USDA Plant Profile