Common Names: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Echinacea
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 1′ – 3′
Spacing/Spread: 1′ – 2′
Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.
Color: Purple/Pink flowers.
Interest: Spring to summer.
Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native!
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: A hardy daisy like perennial. Full sun and part shade tolerant. Drought tolerant. Good habitat plant.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Echinacea is one of our personal favorites! The flower is quite magical and pronounced; Butterflies can’t get enough of it! A very useful plant that will thrive both in full sun and part shade, it looks especially good when planted in a mass. The sea of purple blooms will intoxicate your eyes. Hardy, pest and disease resistant and drought tolerant, there should be a place for Purple Coneflower in anyone’s Texas native flowerbed design.”
Family: Asteraceae (Pronounced – ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Echinacea (Pronounced – ek-in-AY-shee-a)
Species: Purpurea (Pronounced –pur-PUR-ee-uh)
Propagation: Seeds, Root ball division.