About The Pale Purple Coneflower

The Pale Purple Coneflower is as much ornamental as it is useful; it’s a south-central native American herb with the ability to boost the immune system. Its usual habitat includes open areas near railroads, savannas, limestone glades, dry black soil prairies and abandoned fields.

This plant is perennial, with whitish coarse hair covered stems and basal leaves with rough surfaces also covered in whitish hair.

The flowers resemble daisies, with pale rose-purple to white petals and reddish brown disk florets in the center. They bloom in early summer and are not fragrant.

It does not require much caring and they are drought and disease resistant.
When planting seeds, the soil should be firm enough to plant them 1/8 inch deep. Dormant seeds germinate in about 2 months if the environment is cold and moist and chemicals for wee control should be used; use less fertilizer to also help prevent weeds and weed the area periodically.

basal leaves, disease resistant, immune system, pale purple coneflower, usual habitat, whitish coarse hair