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Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea pallida

Not native to MN, but grows widely and sold in nursery trade.

USDA symbol: ECPA

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorPurple
Pale Purple Coneflower (Pale Purple Coneflower<div><em class="small">Echinacea pallida</em></div>)
Photo credit: Metro Blooms (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant, Fire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

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

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism10
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationDeep
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