Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower 'Prairie Splendor'

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: Prairie Splendor
Additional cultivar information:(aka Prairie Splendor)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

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:

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.