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Echinacea purpurea ‘Pica Bella’

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Echinacea purpurea ‘Pica Bella’ ranked among the top performing coneflowers in our first trial in 2009 and is again one of the most outstanding cultivars we evaluated. ‘Pica Bella’ is a compact and floriferous form of the species that originated as a seedling of Echinacea purpurea ‘Abenstem’. While many Echinacea cultivars in the market today showcase vibrant blooms that can look out of place in a naturalistic setting, the floral display of ‘Pica Bella’ resembles that of Echinacea purpurea, allowing for its effortless incorporation into a broad range of garden designs. In addition to excelling in all horticultural aspects, this cultivar was also a favorite among pollinators that flocked to its prominent orange cones. Echinacea purpurea ‘Pica Bella’ has withstood the test of time and proven once again that it deserves a place in gardens of the mid-Atlantic region.


  • Rating
    5.0 (Top Performer) 
  • Common Name
    Pica Bella purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-mid July 
  • Peak Bloom
    early July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    31” x 32” 
  • Flower Type
  • Pollinator Watch
    Pollinator Favorite