Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot

Nectar Plant: nectar plant to butterflies and hummingbirds

Flower Color: white to pale pinkish purple

Growth Habit: herbaceous perennial that grows to 4 feet tall

Range in North America: midwest and eastern North America with some gaps

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness: Zones 3-9

Soil Requirements: medium to dry well-drained soil

Pale Coneflower

Pale purple coneflower (Echinaea pallida), a member of the Asteraceae (Aster Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 4 feet tall and has white to pale pinkish purple flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot – Meganmccarty, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

This plant is a nectar plant to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Pale purple coneflower is often found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands. It is native mostly to the midwest and rare in the east.

This plant has been used by Native Americans for the treatment of insect stings and snake bites (NC Extension Gardener).

Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) Links

Webpages

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

NC State Extension Gardener

Videos

Growit Buildit

Kansas Land Trust

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