Echinacea pallida Pale Coneflower



Echinacea pallida's fragrant, pale pink to white daisy-like flowers with very thin, drooping petals are borne over green, lance-shaped, hairy foliage. The graceful blooms of Pale Coneflower are lovely in a meadow planting or natural border. Deadhead to promote long blooming, but leave a few seeds for the songbirds. Echinacea pallida will self sow if some seed heads are allowed to remain.

Echinacea pallida is native to much of eastern North America.

Echinacea pallida prefers full sun to part shade and average to poor, well-drained soil. It will tolerate heat, clay and rocky soil.


  • Common Names: Pale Coneflower
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average to dryish, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36
  • Width at Maturity: 12-18
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Plants can be cut to the ground in late fall after the blooms are finished, or left intact for small birds like goldfinches to scavenge the seeds. If it's the latter, cut the plants back in late winter or early spring before the new growth emerges. Cut them to within 3-5 inches of the ground.
We do not recommend covering coneflowers with mulch for the winter, because in our experiences, it can kill them instead of protect them. Coneflowers are very resilient on their own.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

 plants shipped to your door

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.