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Eye-Catcher Tanager Coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 18"
Height
22" - 2'
Spread
16" - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Rich, tangerine-orange flowers with heavily overlapping petals and dark cones on dark stems above dark foliage.

    Fragrant Flower
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    22 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    16 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    16 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Gold/Orange Shades
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green Shades
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    These pollinator friendly perennials are a must-have addition to your sun garden! Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

    Fun Facts: 

    A tanager is a type of bird that comes in an array of colors, but most often associated with a brilliant orange red-the perfect namesake for this dramatically colored coneflower. 

    Eye-Catcher Tanager Echinacea purpurea USPPAF
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