Coneflower 'Papallo Classic Rose' Echinacea 'Papallo Classic Rose' (Papallo Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
coneflower 'Papallo Classic Rose'


'Papallo Classic Rose' is a compact, clump-forming perennial with hairy, dark green leaves. Sturdy stems to around 50cm tall bear flowerheads made up of pale pink ray florets that darken towards the golden-bronze central cone

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Coneflower, Echinacea.

    • Common names

      Echinacea 'Papallo Classic Rose' (Papallo Series).

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Spread

      1.5 feet (45 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      North America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Aesthetic: Echinacea 'Papallo Classic Rose' has vibrant rose-pink flowers that add color and visual interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Pollinator Friendly: The blooms attract butterflies and bees, supporting local ecosystems and pollination.
    • Drought Tolerant: Once established, this Echinacea is drought-tolerant, making it suitable for xeriscaping and water-wise gardens.
    • Easy to Grow: It is known for being easy to care for, requiring minimal maintenance and being forgiving to novice gardeners.
    • Long Blooming Period: With a blooming period from midsummer to early fall, it provides extended seasonal interest in the garden.
    • Cold Hardy: This plant is capable of surviving the winter in many temperate regions, providing a reliable perennial presence.
    • Deer Resistant: The plant is less palatable to deer than many other garden plants, reducing the likelihood of damage from grazing.
    • Adaptable: It can grow in a variety of soil types, including poor soils, as long as they are well-draining.
    • Height and Structure: It adds vertical interest to gardens with its upright stems and coneflower shape.
    • Cut Flower: The flowers are suitable for cutting and can make a beautiful addition to bouquets and floral arrangements.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Immune system support: Echinacea is widely used for its potential to enhance the body's immune response.
    • Anti-inflammatory effects: Compounds in echinacea may reduce inflammation, potentially aiding in the treatment of conditions such as osteoarthritis.
    • Antimicrobial action: Echinacea exhibits antimicrobial properties, which could help fight various infections.
    • Upper respiratory tract infections: It's traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of the common cold and other respiratory tract infections.
    • Wound healing: Echinacea has been suggested to promote wound healing due to its immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory effects.
    Please refer to the latest research publications and medical literature for the most up-to-date information, as the efficacy and safety of herbal treatments can vary and are subject to ongoing research.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Garden butterfly attractant: Echinacea is known for attracting butterflies, adding life and motion to the garden with the beneficial pollination activities of these insects.
    • Cut flower arrangements: The vibrant 'Papallo Classic Rose' bloom makes an excellent choice for fresh floral arrangements, providing a pop of color and a cottage garden aesthetic inside the home.
    • Textile dye: The petals of the Echinacea can be used to create natural dyes for textiles, giving fabric a soft rose tint.
    • Dried floral crafts: Dried Echinacea blooms can be used in crafting, such as in making dried flower wreaths or potpourri.
    • Garden thematic designs: 'Papallo Classic Rose' can be a central feature in a pink-themed garden or romantic rose garden design due to its color and form.
    • Photography subject: With its attractive blossoms, Echinacea is a popular subject for garden photographers and can be used to practice macro and nature photography.
    • Teaching tool: It can serve as an educational tool for teaching about plant life cycles and pollination to students and garden enthusiasts.
    • Companion planting: Echinacea can be used in companion planting to help certain vegetables, like tomatoes, by attracting pollinators or possibly deterring certain pests.
    • Soil erosion control: The deep roots of Echinacea help to stabilize soil and prevent erosion, making it useful for planting in areas susceptible to soil loss.
    • Artistic inspiration: The form and color of 'Papallo Classic Rose' Echinacea provide inspiration for artists, and can be used as a live model for painting or drawing botanical art.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Coneflower is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Coneflower is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Healing: Echinacea plants are widely known for their therapeutic properties, especially in boosting the immune system. Hence, they symbolize health and healing.
    • Strength and Resilience: Since echinacea can thrive in difficult conditions, it is often associated with strength, fortitude, and resilience in the face of challenges.
    • Beauty: With its attractive flowers, echinacea represents beauty and grace, making it a symbol for aesthetics and natural charm.
    • Purity: The bright and clear colors of the echinacea flower can symbolize purity and simplicity.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Coneflower, commonly known as Echinacea, should be watered deeply to encourage root development, especially when the plant is young and establishing. Once established, it's drought-tolerant but benefits from watering during prolonged dry spells. Aim to provide about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, which equates to approximately 0.5 to 0.7 gallons per square foot every seven days, depending on soil type and climate. During hot, dry periods, increase watering frequency, but always allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering to prevent root rot. Water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and reduce the risk of disease.

  • sunLight

    Coneflower thrives in full sunlight, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sun per day. The best spot for Echinacea is an area where it can receive unfiltered sunlight throughout the day. Partial shade is tolerated but may result in weaker stems and less vigorous blooms. Ensure the selected location does not cast shadows on the coneflower for the majority of the day for optimal growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Coneflower is a hardy plant that prefers a temperature range between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for ideal growth. They can survive in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 85 degrees Fahrenheit, making them well-suited to a variety of climates. However, extreme temperatures outside of the ideal range may stress the plant and affect blooming.

  • scissorsPruning

    Coneflower benefits from pruning to promote bushier growth and more blooms. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage new blooms. In early spring or late fall, cut back the stems to about 3-4 inches from the ground to clean up the plant and prepare it for the new growing season. Pruning in the autumn also allows birds to feed on the seeds during the winter.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Coneflower 'Papallo Classic Rose' thrives best in a well-draining soil mix with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0. A good recipe would include a mixture of garden loam, compost, and perlite or coarse sand to ensure good drainage and fertility. Regular amendments with organic matter can enhance soil conditions for healthier growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Coneflowers typically do not require frequent repotting and can be left undisturbed for several years. However, if the plant outgrows its container or the soil becomes exhausted, repotting is advised every 3-4 years during springtime using a fresh, suitable soil mix.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Coneflower 'Papallo Classic Rose' is relatively tolerant of different humidity levels and does not require a specific humidity range to thrive. As a hardy perennial, it performs well in average outdoor humidity conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light and well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Choose sunny site with well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Coneflower 'Papallo Classic Rose' begins its life as a seed, typically planted in early spring after the threat of frost has passed. The seed germinates and develops into a seedling, which grows into a small rosette of leaves close to the ground. As the plant matures, it sends up sturdy stems and develops vibrant rose-pink flowers with a prominent, cone-shaped central disc, usually in its second year of growth. The flowers attract pollinators throughout the summer and into the fall. After flowering, the plant produces seeds that are either collected for propagation or left to self-sow, completing the reproductive cycle. In the winter, the plant dies back to the ground, with its root system remaining dormant until the following spring when new growth resumes.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Echinacea 'Papallo Classic Rose', commonly known as Coneflower, is most effectively propagated by seed. The ideal time to sow Echinacea seeds is in late winter or early spring, allowing for stratification, which is a period of cold treatment to break the seed's dormancy. To propagate by seed, plant the seeds shallowly, about 1/8 inch (approximately 3 mm) deep, in a well-draining soil mix. The trays or pots should be kept moist but not waterlogged and placed in a location with bright, indirect light. Germination occurs typically within 10 to 20 days at temperatures around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18-21 degrees Celsius). Once seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves and are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted into individual pots or directly into the garden when the risk of frost has passed.