Eastern Coneflower, Eastern White Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Purity'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purity
Hybridized by Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc,
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Norton, Massachusetts

Brownsville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 24, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant has the most symmetrical, perfect white blooms. The center is a very bright yellow/orange color. It's a very nice plant.

Positive

On Jul 15, 2009, ngam from Southeast, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A good healthy plant with many thick stems and large blooms that last a long time. Butterflies can't keep away from it. Came through the winter with flying colors and the cool and very wet spring we have had in the northeast has not affected it adversely except the flowers are a little later than they would usually be, but there are many buds.