← Back to Plant Finder

Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower
Echinacea angustifolia

a.k.a. Narrowleaf Purple Coneflower

Narrow-leaved Coneflower is a drought-tolerant perennial of tallgrass prairies. It is deer resistant and a favorite of pollinators.

USDA symbol: ECAN2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height2 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorPurple
Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower (Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower<div><em class="small">Echinacea angustifolia</em></div>)
Photo credit: United States Department of Agriculture (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant, Fire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Very High

Bloom MonthsJuly to September
Larval Host ofBees
Specific Pollinators HostedAndrena helianthiformis
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Stem Nesting, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeShoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountyBecker, Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Clay, Cottonwood, Dakota, Douglas, Faribault, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Pope, Ramsey, Renville, Rock, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wilkin, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands