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PlantFiles: Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Prairie Splendor
Additional cultivar information: (aka Prairie Splendor)

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive drobarr On Jul 15, 2013, drobarr from Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have been growing this plant since 2009 and has done very well here in PA. Each year it comes back a little bigger and with more flowers. It flowers all summer long.

Positive jennP On May 15, 2010, jennP from Richmond, VA wrote:

I love this plant and plan on getting more for other parts of the yard as soon as I can find it. Planted it and did virtually nothing other than occasional watering. Had snow this year on the ground for a while and it still came back and spread some tiny plants to the side. It already has buds almost ready to open. This plant bloomed long into fall last year. Flowers are fragrant and last forever if you cut to place in water.


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

Milford, Delaware
Jacksonville, Florida
Shreveport, Louisiana
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Raleigh, North Carolina
Geneva, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Brownsville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Richmond, Virginia
Freeland, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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