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Pale Purple Coneflower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echinacea pallida

 

Pale Purple Coneflower

Echinacea pallida has large slender pale pink daidy-like flowers which are reflexed and droop from a central cone of burnt orange and appear from mid to late summer. It is a bold, sturdy perennial sporting flowers with a large cone-shaped center, hence its common name of Coneflower. A long flowering perennial with blooms that can continue for over two months and last well as cut flowers.

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plant Features
  • Pale Purple Coneflower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Pale Purple Coneflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pale Purple Coneflower is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Pale Purple Coneflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Pale Purple Coneflower

Latin name

Echinacea pallida

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pale Purple Coneflower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Pale Purple Coneflower is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Pale Purple Coneflower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pale Purple Coneflower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pale Purple Coneflower is 0.45meters x 1.10meters 0.45 M 1.10 M

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida has large slender pale pink daidy-like flowers which are reflexed and droop from a central cone of burnt orange and appear from mid to late summer. It is a bold, sturdy perennial sporting flowers with a large cone-shaped center, hence its common name of Coneflower. A long flowering perennial with blooms that can continue for over two months and last well as cut flowers.


Planting outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants in fertile well drained soil in spring, in full sun to partial shade.

 

Propagation by root cuttings.

From Early Winter TO Late Winter

Carefully lift the plant out of the ground, do not to damage its roots. Rinse the roots in water to remove all soil. With a sharp knife, take off 5cm lengths of pencil thin roots. Fill pots with compost to which grit has been added, lay the cuttings, spaced out, on top. Cover with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a in a cold frame or somewhere cool indoors. Replant the parent plant.

 

Flowering season

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Flowers late spring to late summer, when in full sun, but a little later in partial shade.

 

Propagation by seed under glass

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed in trays of moist compost in late winter, cover and maintain a temperature of 13C. Harden them off before setting outdoors in a nursery bed in early summer, then on into growing position from early autumn onwards.

 
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