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Echinacea pallida - Pale Coneflower (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Echinacea pallida

Pale Coneflower

Echinacea pallida, or pale coneflower, is an upright Missouri-native perennial wildflower. Features narrow, dark green leaves and large, daisy-like flowers with drooping, pale pinkish-purple petals and orange center cones. Best flower display is in late June to late July, with continued bloom into autumn, attracting butterflies and bees. 

The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and if not removed, are often visited by goldfinches who perch on or just below the blackened cones to feed on the seeds.

 

Additional:

Missouri native and MSD Stormwater BMP Native plant used in Bioretention & Organic Filters-Informal applications

Pale Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade but best in full sun. Tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soils. Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however removal of spent flowers improves appearance.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea pallida

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Native
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea pallida
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Yellow Coneflower Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa )
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris spicata )
Beard Tongue Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Dakota™ Burgundy')
Prairie Dropseed Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis )
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Blue Sheen')
Catmint Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum telephium 'Double Martini')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia )
Similar Plants to Echinacea pallida
Yellow Coneflower Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa )
Purple Coneflower Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea )
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')