Plant Care Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

4.1 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Purple coneflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Purple coneflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Eastern purple coneflower and Hedgehog coneflower


Echinacea purpurea

How to care for Purple coneflower


How often to water your Purple coneflower

Water needs for Purple coneflower
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple coneflower needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Purple coneflower

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Purple coneflower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple coneflower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Purple coneflower may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Purple coneflower

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple coneflower: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Purple coneflower after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Purple coneflower has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Purple coneflower has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Purple coneflower has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Purple coneflower has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Purple coneflower has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Purple coneflower has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Purple coneflower has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Purple coneflower has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Amiee avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP

Love this beautiful flower. Easy to grow and it’s a perineal.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Rebecca avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,706 XP

It’s a finicky little plant if you’re growing it from seedlings, mine keep dying by ridiculous circumstances like change of weather, too-little or too much sunlight or the seeds in general

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily

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