Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Medicinal
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer

About Purple - Echinacea Roots

Echinacea purpurea

Seed Type Root
Also known as Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea is more commonly knows as Purple Coneflower or Purple Echinacea. It is considered by gardeners to be one of the most popular perennials. It is not only a gorgeous flower, it is used as an herbal tea which is said to strengthen the immune system. Its longs stems can reach a towering height of 5 feet. Each blossom explodes with beautiful purple flower that can be seen from a distance as it sustains its beauty throughout the season. In your garden on in natures’ meadow, it is easy to understand why this flower maintains its popularity.

Planting Information

Planting Purple - Echinacea Roots

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth Deep Enough to Accomadate Root Length
Plant Height 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spacing 18 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size No. 1
View our Echinacea Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
3 Roots / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 0.75 Sq. Ft
6 Roots / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1.5 Sq. Ft
9 Roots / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 2.25 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Purple - Echinacea Roots

Aesthetic or Culinary