Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower 'Green Jewel'

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: Green Jewel
Additional cultivar information:(PP18678)
Hybridized by Oudolf
Registered or introduced: 2006



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green


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

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:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

East Tawas, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Lebanon, Missouri

Buffalo, New York

Dayton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Hartford, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2012, nray57 from Lebanon, MO wrote:

I was intrigued by the photos of this unusual coneflower, so I decided this spring to place one near my front door where I could hopefully enjoy it. As a first year plant it has exceeded my expectations. It has produced several large pretty blooms that last forever. It has shown no ill effects from this year's horrendously hot Missouri summer, even though it receives almost full direct sun and has not been babied in the water department. Height is as advertised - about 18 " this year. I can't wait to see how it does year 2!


On May 15, 2010, connietn from Brentwood, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I bought four of these from a local nursery early last summer. They bloomed straight through till frost. The color is positively gorgeous - they seem to glow in their part shade location. I'd love to have more of them. Not as tall as some Echinaceas, mine only reached about 18" high. They're back this year and looking great, about to bloom any day now.