Some gardeners choose a middle ground and collect the seeds and plant them in carefully selected spots for the following season. Excellent choice for cut flowers with their long, strong stems. Another white coneflower is ‘Fragrant Angel’. Photo by: Proven Winners. Native to the North American prairies, drooping coneflowers grow well in USDA zones 3-8. RELATED: This perennial can survive in a wide variety of soils including poor quality soil. Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, and E. pallida are commonly used in herbal remedies. By using The Spruce, you accept our, How to Grow Drooping Coneflower From Seed, How to Grow and Care for Alligator Juniper, How to Grow and Care for Black Huckleberries, How to Grow and Care for the Carolina Rose, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) Plant Profile, How to Grow and Care for Helenium (Sneezeweed). Part of the Big Sky series developed by Richard Saul of Itsaul Plants. These attractive prairie perennials are known for being humidity-tolerant, deer-resistant, heat-tolerant, and drought-tolerant. Top Perennial Plants for a Butterfly Garden, 20 Purple Flowers to Brighten Your Garden. Pristine white blossoms that don’t mature to ugly makes The Price is White a real winner. Zones: Varies, but species range from Zones 3 through 9. They will all pack beauty, fun and pollinators into the garden. Others in the collection are red-flowered ‘Hot Lava’ and orange ‘Tiki Torch’. I was ecstatic to have American Goldfinches come in to eat the seeds on these as well as the other varieties I was trialing. There were crosses, back crosses, three-way crosses and more. I’m growing them with Blue Boa agastache, Rockin Blue Suede Shoes salvia, Pugster Amethyst buddleia and even partnered Orange You Awesome with ColorBlaze Lime Time for a wild, in-your-dreams combo. Some may tolerate partial shade, and in hotter southern climates, some light afternoon shade can prevent burning. It is a wonderful complicated science when it comes to breeding. All are native to the U.S., found in areas across the Midwest and South. 20 Purple Flowers to Brighten Your Garden. Place the seeds in an area that receives bright, indirect light as drooping coneflower seeds require light to germinate. They are tolerant of high-humidity. Bloom time: Varies by species and cultivar, but bloom times usually range from June to August or later. Incredibly colorful flowers with mixed shades of red. var theDate=new Date() Plant in masses in borders, meadows, native plant and wildflower gardens. Purple Coneflower blooms profusely for up to two months in mid to late summer and sometimes re-blooms in the fall. Drooping coneflowers (Echinacea pallida), also commonly referred to as pale purple coneflowers, are a variety of Echinacea in the Asteraceae family.They are distinguished from other coneflower varieties by their thin, drooping pale purple or white petals. From tools to furniture, these garden products are sure to delight. Height/Spread: : Varieties 2 to 5 feet tall and 1-1/2 to 2 feet wide. Unusual cones are deep green with hints of brown, lime green and purple. Watering: Tolerant of drought, but does best in average, dry to medium moisture. If transplanting, dig a hole twice as wide as the pot and deep enough so that the rootball will be level with the top of the soil. What more could you ask? In addition to The Price is White there will be a new red next spring called Frankly Scarlet, which is slightly taller than the three others and is a pollinator champion. With large fragrant flowers that are 4 to 5 inches across, ‘Green Jewel’ grows to form a compact clump. More about the newsletter. Early-bloomers like ‘Green Jewel’ and ‘Merlot’ start flowering in May, while cultivars such as ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Pica Bella’, and ‘Springbrook’s Crimson Star’ continue into September. Flower color: Most well-known are the purple coneflowers, but pink, red, orange, white, yellow and green varieties are available. On Gardening: Color Coded coneflowers dazzling in performance. Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series, The Spruce Gardening & Plant Care Review Board, The Spruce Renovations and Repair Review Board, Drooping coneflower, pale purple coneflower.