Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Narrow-leaved coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia

eh-kih-NAY-shah an-gus-tih-FOE-lee-ah

This native meadow perennial has daisy-like blossoms in early summer. It bears copper-orange central cones surrounded by short, arching, ray petals in pink or purple-pink, and occasionally white.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAttracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter if cones are left on plant. 

CareGrow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering.

PropagationSow seed in spring. Divide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter.

ProblemsLeaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots.

  • Genus : Echinacea
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut flower, Deer Resistant, North American Native, Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Uses : Color, Dry areas, Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Sun
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : North American Natives, Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

Plant Characteristics are only available to Fine Gardening members

Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to our complete plant guide as well as our entire collection of articles and videos.

Start Free Trial

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide