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Echinacea pallida

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The flowers of Echinacea pallida are delicate and graceful with petals that hang from the cone like tassels on an antique lamp. While Echinacea pallida tolerated the conditions in the Trial Garden, they would be more at home in drier soils surrounded by other plants to help maintain an upright habit.  Their native range is primarily in the southeastern and central US where they grow happily in well drained prairies and grasslands. One species not included in our trial, Echinacea simulata, appears very similar to Echinacea pallida but can be distinguished by its yellow instead of white pollen.


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  • Common Name
    pale purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    mid June-early July 
  • Peak Bloom
    late June 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    40” x 40” 
  • Flower Type