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Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

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

USDA symbol: ECPU

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 4 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureDry, Medium
Bloom ColorPurple
Purple Coneflower (Purple Coneflower<div><em class="small">Echinacea purpurea</em></div>)
Photo credit: Metro Blooms (Click to enlarge)

Tolerances

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

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsJuly to September

Project Planning

Project TypeBoulevard, Rain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism6
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationDeep

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui, Lake, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Marshall, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Parle, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, St. Louis, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Washington, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine