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Pale Coneflower
Echinacea pallida


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About Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Very pale purple
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid and late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? Yes
What is Pale Coneflower's native range?
  Indigenous To:
Where Pale Coneflower is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown well in all regions.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to dry
  Instructions: This is the paler member of the famous purple coneflower group, better known today by its Latin name "Echinacea". It is easily grown as a classic perennial. Plant the seed spring, summer or fall, but be patient. The roots of this species are thick and fleshy. This means it develops quickly in loose soil, much more slowly in heavy clay. The plant does equally well in both, but if your soil is heavy, be prepared to wait at least two years for good bloom. Flowers of this species are light purple to pink, not to be confused with the deeper purple or white varieties.

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