Northeast Pollinator Plants
Petalostemon (Dalea) purpurea (Purple Prairie Coneflower)
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Common Name: Purple Prairie Coneflower
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Larval Host
Use: Garden, Naturalizing
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: Mid-June to Mid-August
Flower Color: Fuschia
Height: 1' - 3'
Notes: Purple Prairie Coneflower is great in gardens or meadows, with funny cone-head-with-a-tutu flowers, attracting many pollinators and is host to the Dogface Butterfly.
Native to nowhere in New England, but so fun, I'm including in my selections. It is native to NY, Mid-West, South and West to the Rockies. USDA Native Plants Map