Purple Emperor Coneflower
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Purple Emperor Coneflower

Item # 36342
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So Compact it Even Works in Containers!

Butterflies, bees, and birds all flock to this easy-to-grow perennial.
Genus Echinacea
Variety 'Purple Emperor'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 15 in - 18 in
Plant Width 20 in - 24 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Magenta
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Echinacea is the botanical name for Purple Coneflower
Echinacea Germination Information

Echinacea Seed Germination How to Sow Echinacea:
  • For best results, sow indoors covering the seeds with four times their thickness in soil
  • Maintain a temperature of 70-75° F during germination
  • Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days
  • If started early, Echinacea will bloom the first year.
  • Sow outdoors anytime in spring or summer, up to two months before first fall frost
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Echinacea:
Spacing: Plant in spring or fall, 18-24 inches apart, in full sun or partial shade, and in deep, welldrained, humus-rich soil

Additional Care: Deadhead to promote continued blooming. The plants are drought-tolerant
Appearance and Use:

Coneflowers are popular and easy-to-grow sources of cut flowers for beds and borders. The plants may also have medicinal value. Large, daisy-like blooms, up to 4 inches across, with prominent, cone-like dark purple centers and lavender orange, yellow, or white petals that may droop downward. The blooms are held on stiff, 2- to 8- foot stems arising from May to June. Clumps of green foliage, 4-8 inches long, grow up to 2 feet wide. Shown 2.0x actual size

About Echinacea:
Pronunciation:  e-ki-na’shå per-per-e’å
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to North America
Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).