The purple coneflower, known formally as the echinacea purpurea, is a trendy flower because of its beautiful purple appearance. It has large lavender flowers with a prominent brown or orange dome-shaped center. This native perennial wildflower is similar to a daisy, with drooping lavender petals. It will provide the perfect pop of color to any landscaping design.
Purple Coneflower Is a Long Blooming Perennial
This perennial is known to bloom for up to two months, around mid to late summer, and may sometimes rebloom later in the fall. It can reach a height of about one to three feet. You'll see a series of tiny flowers when you look closely at this plant’s dome-shaped center. Each has its petals and emits a unique scent.
As the stunning petals of the purple coneflower begin to turn down, the flowers emit a honey-like scent to attract pollinating insects. This transitions into a vanilla scent once pollination takes place. This flower is well-known to attract honeybees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other songbirds.
Purple Coneflowers Are Long-Lived Perennials
The unique purple coneflower will continue to flower each year consistently for up to four years or more in a garden environment. These sun-loving flowers can be easily grown in different soil conditions. This makes it the perfect addition to any garden design. Even better, the echinacea purpurea will continue to grow in size each year.
This drought-tolerant plant is native to eastern North America. While it’s available in many colors, purple echinacea is the most popular. Thanks to its fibrous root system, this plant can better adapt to varying conditions than other garden plants. This herbaceous perennial features smooth, light green stems that contain tiny scattered white hairs and purple streaks. Every part of its uniquely crafted makeup provides a pop of intrigue for the human eye.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.