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Echinacea Pallida

Botanical Name:

Echinacea pallida

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How to Grow
Water
Low
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist to dry, acid or lime soils, preferably rich
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herbaceous Perennial, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

Daisy-like in appearance, it is about 3" across with 12-20 petals/rays which are pinkish-purple in color. Each petal is about 1.5 to 3" long and less than .25" wide. There are 3 notched teeth at the tips. The petals are long, narrow, elongated and drooped. The center of the flower has a spiny, knob-like, reddish-brown colored cone of florets with white pollen. The flower's shape is ligulate., Flowers 3 to 5 inches across, Color ranges from a pink so pale it almost appears white to rose.

Fruit

In early July to late August, small, elongated, tan colored achenes develop in the seed head. Seeds may be harvested in August., Dark

Benefits
Ornamental

An attractive bloomer for flower gardens and meadows.

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Echinacea - Coneflowers

Genus

Echinacea

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