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Echinacea, Eastern Purple Coneflower 'Hope'

Echinacea purpurea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hope
Additional cultivar information:(PP17194; Prairie Pillars Series)
Hybridized by Korlipara-Terra Nova
Registered or introduced: 2005



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Woodridge, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Cumberland, Maryland

Norton, Massachusetts

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Wayzata, Minnesota

Tyler, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Hartford, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 20, 2016, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

A special coneflower selected as a PLANT FOR THE CURE.
A donation is made for each plant sold to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, to help further the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Excellent for cutting. Part of the Prairie Pillars Series from Terra Nova Nurseries, Oregon. USPP#17194: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.


On Oct 25, 2005, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A new plant named to honor breast cancer survivors. According to plant catalogues, Echinacea is a fitting choice, long regarded for its healing properties while the pink petals symbolize the color of the breast cancer awareness campaign, and the cultivar name signifies hope for a cure.