Echinacea purpurea ‘Purple Emperor’

(Purple Emperor Coneflower)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Prairie Splendor’ is a compact coneflower that features bright rose-magenta rays surrounding a dark orange center cone. It typically grows in a clump to 24″ tall and as wide. Flowers bloom from late spring (two weeks earlier than most echinaceas) to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. Each flower (to 4-5″ diameter) features downward-arching rose-magenta rays. Dark green leaves are lanceolate to narrow-ovate. European Fleuroselect 2007 Gold Medal winner.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. An adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. Will self-seed if some seedheads are allowed to mature.  Seeds are a favorite of finches and other birds.

Additional information

Common Name

Purple Emperor Coneflower

Botanical Name

Echinacea purpurea 'Purple Emperor'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

15 to 18"

Width

15 to 18 in.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

Magenta purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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