Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Bloom Color: Purple
Tolerate: Deer, drought, heat, humidity and poor soil
Attracts: Butterflies, birds, bees
Pollinator benefit: host plant for the Ottoe Skipper butterfly; great nectar source for bees and butterflies
Purple Coneflower–(Echinacea purpurea) The long-blooming flowers are a golden red to purple and may release a slight fragrance in strong sunlight. They are much-loved by bees. Blooms appear June-September and some Purple Coneflowers may re-bloom in the fall. Echinacea purpurea matures to 4' in height. The preference is full or partial sun, and moist to medium conditions. Growth is best in fertile loam, but the soil can contain some gravel or clay. Common names are Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Sampson Root, Red Sunflower, and simply, Echinacea.
Seeds heads are great food for birds in winter if left on stalk. This is a good plant for rain gardens.
Info from www.prairiemoon.com