Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida


Pale purple coneflower is a more delicate-looking version of its popular relative, Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. Its petals are narrower and sometimes longer, and is a bit more pink in color than its cousin, and it has an earlier bloom time. Pale purple coneflower likes a well-drained soil, and, once-established, does not do well to be moved. Nevertheless, its long taproot makes it very tolerant of dry conditions, and very low-maintenance in the right site. The nectar of pale purple coneflower is attractive to many pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Goldfinches love to snack on its seeds in mid-summer to fall when it is fruiting. Can grow to 3 feet. 50 seeds/2.00.