- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
Purple coneflower BRIGHT STAR has large daisy-like blooms of bright rosy to lavender pink flowers which are borne from mid-summer to early fall. The large maroon cones are excellent for use in dried floral arrangements.
- Full sun to part shade
- Dry to medium
Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to part shade. Light shade will help it hold its color. It is relatively drought resistant. It should be divided every 4 years in the spring.
Size and growth:
- 2.5 to 4.0 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - August
- Bright rose, lavender pink
Natural, Showy flowers, Pink, and Butterflies
Purple coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border. It may be included in naturalized areas or in a cutting garden. It will tolerate dry conditions.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.