Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden with Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea purpurea. Other pollinators will be drawn to this beautiful, summer-bloomer as well!

You are searching for beautiful, perennial plants to add to your garden that are also beneficial to pollinators.

These plants need to be low maintenance, attractive and provide on-going nectar year after year.

Well, stop right there because you have found the perfect plant! Introducing Purple Coneflowers- the perfect addition to your pollinator garden!

Attracting butterflies with purple coneflower


In “Attract Butterflies with Purple Coneflower” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 87 – learn how adding the Purple Coneflower can attract butterflies as well as other pollinators year after year. 

This episode is meant for any gardener who wants to learn how to attract butterflies (or other pollinators) to their garden. 


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Because you want to attract more pollinators, we’ve created a pollinator garden shopping list that might be helpful for you!

 These specific Coneflower seeds would be perfect to start in your garden! After they bloom, they are very low maintenance and attract all kinds of butterflies and bees!

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Purple Coneflower Facts

Purple Coneflowers, or Echinacea purpurea,  are members of the enormous daisy family. These particular plants will bloom with bright purple and pink bursts of flower color in your garden that butterflies can’t resist.

These colorful perennials will add color and a continuous supply of beneficial food sources to your landscape for years to come.

General purple coneflower plant facts:

  • They are herbaceous perennials.
  • They grow each year from a crown of buds at about soil level.
  • They will die back to the ground in the mid-fall to winter.
  • They bloom in the summer. 
  • Grow anywhere from 24-36 inches high.
  • Prefer full sun.  
  • They can be directly sown.
  • Grow in USDA Hardiness zones 3-9 and in Sunset Zones A1, A3,  and 1-24.


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 Creating a Butterfly Garden

A pollinator garden is a garden made up of plants that flower during different seasons which provide nectar and pollen to many different insects, birds, and other animals.

To create a butterfly garden, you need to entice them with specific colorful flowers. They also need access to water, a protected habitat for nesting, shelter from weather/predators, and find safety in non-pesticide-use garden areas.

Two types of plants that butterflies need are host plants and nectar plants. And, in general, butterflies are attracted to reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, etc.

Examples of host plants would be milkweed or parsley (depending on the type of butterfly).

Examples of nectar plants for butterflies are:



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Coneflower Seeds For Sale

Now it’s time to pick out your own coneflower seeds to plant in your own garden.

Coneflower might take a year or two to establish but it will flourish for years to come after that!

Plus, the butterflies love these beautiful flowers because of their color and shape.

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 This is our top pick for Purple coneflower seeds. They will bloom this summer and into the fall season providing tons of nectar for butterflies and other pollinators!

Or, if you need to shop for other garden plants for this summer, click the link below.

Click here for the most up to date deals on plants found on Amazon!



Coneflower Conclusion

Purple Coneflower is a wonderful, low maintenance perennial for your summer garden.

Loved by butterflies as a food source and gardeners for its color and medicinal use, the coneflower will continue to delight for seasons to come!

Now we want to hear from you!

What other perennial plants are you growing in your garden?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!


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Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden with Purple Coneflower, also known as Echinacea. Other pollinators will be drawn to this beautiful, summer-bloomer as well!


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Attract Butterflies with Purple Coneflower

Learn about how Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) can be used to attract tons of butterflies and other pollinators to your garden.


Show Notes

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What You’ll Learn:

  • Quick facts about our featured plant.
  • Links to buy your own coneflower seeds.
  • Links and videos for further resources or education.


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