ECHINACEA Pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) is a perennial flowering plant that is native to the central and southeastern United States. It is closely related to other coneflower species like Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia.
Appearance: Pale Purple Coneflower typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 centimeters). It has slender, upright stems and narrow, lance-shaped leaves with a pale green color. The flowers have pale pink to lavender-purple petals that surround a prominent cone-shaped center.
Blooming period: This species typically blooms from mid-summer to early fall, usually from July to September. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
Habitat and cultivation: Echinacea pallida prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. It is commonly found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands. In cultivation, it is suitable for wildflower gardens, native plant gardens, and naturalized areas. It can tolerate a range of soil conditions and is relatively low-maintenance.
Garden and landscape use: Pale Purple Coneflower adds a soft, elegant touch to garden landscapes. Its pale pink to lavender-purple flowers provide a beautiful contrast to other vibrant-colored flowers. It can be used in mixed borders, cottage gardens, and meadow plantings. Like other coneflowers, it also attracts pollinators, making it a valuable addition to pollinator gardens.
Medicinal and herbal uses: Similar to other Echinacea species, Echinacea pallida has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for its potential immune-stimulating properties. The roots, flowers, or leaves may be used to make herbal remedies, tinctures, or teas. However, it's important to note that the scientific evidence regarding its efficacy and safety is still being studied, and it's best to consult with a healthcare professional before using herbal remedies.
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Scientific Name: Echinacea Pallida
Common Name: Pale Purple Coneflower
Plant Type: Perennials
Native Range: North America
Full Growth Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 3 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower: Showy, Cut Flowers
Flower Color: Pale Pink to Purple
Resistant: Drought, Deer, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-drained, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Garden Uses: Borders, Beds, Courtyards