Typically reaching 2 to 3 feet tall, pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida) produces clumps of mostly basal, long, slender leaves and upright stems, both of which are covered with short, white hairs. The large blooms have distinctly drooping, narrow, light pink petals (properly called ray florets), mainly in early summer (earlier than E. purpurea). They are followed by dark seedheads that add interest in fall and winter. This species is native to much of central North America and looks equally good in a border and in a meadow. Wherever it grows, it will provide food for birds as well as butterflies and other pollinators. Full sun; average to dry soil. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in early August 2022. At least 20 seeds. PA ecotype.
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