Echinacea Seeds - Pale Purple Coneflower


Echinacea pallida

This hardy perennial is native to the American Midwest and Southeast. Its large, daisy-like blooms appear in June and July, and are distinguished by their narrow, pale purple petals that droop almost straight downward from their cone-shaped centers. Pale Purple Coneflower (E. pallida) can be difficult to tell apart from its close cousin Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea), but pallida blooms 2 to 3 weeks earlier than purpurea and is therefore a wonderful addition to the landscape for pollinators. 0.5 gram packet contains approximately 80 seeds.

Pale Purple Coneflower seeds should be wet- or dry-cold stratified for 30 days prior to planting. Sow seeds outdoors, or start in pots indoors and plant out after the last frost in a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Sow shallowly so the seeds have access to some light. Seed-started plants may not bloom until their second or third year. 

SMALL FARM GROWN by Wildbud Natives, Marshall, NC

  • Planting Information
Packet WeightSeeds/Packet Lifecycle Stratification?
0.5 g 80perennial60 days wet- or dry-cold
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDays to SproutMature Spacing
Sun RequirementFrost Tolerance Bloom SeasonSpecial Notes
part shade-full sundies back in winterJune-Julyclumps may need divison every ~4 yrs