Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Quick Facts:
Nectar plant to many butterflies
Native to central, eastern, and southern US
Hardy in USDA zones 3-9
Full to partial sun
Medium moisture, tolerates most conditions once established
Bright pink to purple flowers bloom mid-summer through fall
Up to 4 feet tall
Space plants 18-24 inches apart
Propagated by seed and division
May be grown in deep containers
Purple Coneflower Plants for your Butterfly Garden
Echinacea purpurea is native to the US. All of our plants are grown pesticide-free so they are completely safe for butterflies. Purple coneflower is well known for being a butterfly magnet. It attracts many different species of nectaring butterflies.
We grow the native variety so the nectar production is not varied by hybridization and it is a mostly care-free plant. This plant spreads by spreading clumps and short rhizomes. It will provide you with new plants to share without being overly aggressive.