Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants
2 to 5'
June, July, August
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is renowned for both its attractive looks and medicinal uses. Its beautiful, daisy-like flowers can be used cut or dried. Attractive to both birds (such as goldfinches) and butterflies, leaving the seed heads in winter provides a food source to migrating birds. This also allows for the plant to self-seed, creating a larger, fuller patch. If things become too crowded, you can divide the plant every four years or so. Purple coneflower is relatively adaptable, being drought, clay, dry soil and shallow/rocky soil tolerant. Medicinally it is said to boost the immune system and alleviate cold symptoms. The leaves and seeds can be dried and made into a tea. Echinacea is the larval host for the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly (pictured above).
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!