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 need to be cold stratified for best germination. Direct sow seeds outdoors between late fall and late winter, or cold stratify in a refrigerator for 60 days, start seeds indoors, and plant out after your average last frost in a location with full sun and well-draining soil. Sow shallowly on the surface as light also aids in their germination. 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