Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower 20 seeds
Seeds from Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower. This purple coneflower is a coarse, hairy, Missouri native perennial found primarily on limestone glades, fields, prairies and along railroads throughout most of the State. Features narrow, parallel-veined, toothless, dark green leaves 4-10″ long and large, daisy-like flowers with drooping, pale pinkish-purple petals ray flowers and spiny, knob-like, coppery-orange center cones. Flowers appear on rigid stems to 2-3′ less frequently to 4′ tall over a long summer bloom. This species is distinguished by its thin, extremely-reflexed rays which almost droop straight down and by its very narrow, parallel-veined leaves which have no teeth. Best flower display is in late June to late July, with sporadic continued bloom into autumn. Zones 3 to 10.