Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

About This Species

Zone 3a

Grow me instead of Bachelor’s buttons

This plant is a prairie species that is adaptable to drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. It has a daisy-like purple flower that blooms throughout the summer. In the winter, the cones in the flower head attract a variety of birds that feed on its seeds.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions