Ohio Native Plant of Distinction!
Purple Coneflower will grow just about anywhere when planted and it occurs naturally in a good share of the United States and eastern Canada. Ranging in height from 2 to 4 feet, this plant holds its bloom well throughout the growing season.
Attracts butterflies and other pollinators as well as hummingbirds and songbirds. They frequent Purple Coneflower in the fall to eat the seed. Once done blooming, you can snip spent blooms or leave for songbird food.
Purple Coneflower is also cherished for its many medicinal uses.
How To Plant Purple Coneflower:
Direct sow seeds into prepared soil in late fall once soil temps are below 50 degrees (usually mid to late November). Can also be planted in winter during natural freeze/ thaw cycles and early spring. Plant shallow, no deeper than 1/8 - 1/4 inch deep and lightly rake to work seed in. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Usually reaches maturity 2 -3 growing seasons after planted, but can sometimes bloom the first growing season.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 3 to 4 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies