Common Name: purple coneflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Rosy purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years.
Purple coneflower 'Magnus' has broad non-drooping petals of rosy purple surrounding a dark cone. It is a good cut flower.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Purple coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It may be used for cut flowers. It will tolerate dry conditions.