Public Domain Purple Coneflower

Echinacea 'Public Domain'

Regular price $14

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

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Looking for a long-lived and tough coneflower for your garden? Echinacea 'Public Domain' is a coneflower selected for its resilience and early flowering.

  • Easy to grow
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attracts pollinators


  • 18 to 24 in. tall and wide
  • Clump-forming habit
  • Perennial that goes dormant in the fall and emerges again in the spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

How to grow

Plant in sun to keep plants compact and free flowering. Prefers well-drained soil and will tolerate drought once established.

Care and maintenance

Easy to care for. Though not necessary for the health of the plant, deadheading (cutting off the old flowers) will promote more blooms.

Flowering period

In central North Carolina plants start blooming in May and can continue flowering into the fall if deadheaded after their first flush.

When to plant

Anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Will establish quickly in the summer if plants are kept watered.


18 to 24 inches apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size and will bloom their first year.

Native habitat and range

Both species of this hybrid are native to prairie-like habitats. Echinacea tennesseensis is a rare native that only grows in Tennessee while E. purpurea grows at scattered locations throughout the eastern United States.

Source and origin

This coneflower came about from a group of self-sown seedlings in our garden, most likely a hybrid between E. purpurea and E. tennesseensis. After a decade of evaluating, we selected one plant for its durability and early flowering.

States Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship orders at the beginning of the week so they don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after midnight on Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions of the containers are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep or 32 fl. oz.

What shipping carriers do you use?

UPS Ground and occasionally USPS Priority Mail for some smaller orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.