Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower)
Also known as Pale Purple Coneflower.
Pale Coneflower is an attractive perennial that benefits from inter-planting with grasses or other perennials. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It does best in full to part sun. It is more drought-tolerant than Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). It tolerates drought, heat, humidity and poor soils, as long as it has good drainage.
Pale Coneflower benefits from clump division when overcrowded (every few years). It reseeds readily if seed heads are left in place. It works well in cottage or meadow gardens, prairie gardens, perennial and naturalized gardens.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun to part shade
|Bloom color||Pale pink, purple, white
|Mature height||2-4 ft
|Host plant||Silvery Checkerspot butterflies|
|Notes||Native bee friendly.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|