Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Hummingbird attractor, Drought tolerant

Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 in)


One of the most popular perennials due to fabulous purple flowers, long season of bloom, and attractiveness to butterflies. It grows in moderately dry to slightly damp soil. Not native to Ontario, but it is native in parts of the United States.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com