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Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ – Kim’s Knee High coneflower

Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ – Kim’s Knee High coneflower

Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’, or Kim’s Knee High Coneflower, is a compact, perennial favorite known for its vibrant pink, daisy-like flowers and conical, deep orange to brown centers. Blooming from early to late summer, this dwarf variety reaches only about 1-2 feet in height, making it ideal for small gardens, front-of-border placements, or container gardening. Its flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds, enhancing garden biodiversity, while its drought tolerance and deer resistance make it a low-maintenance choice for any gardener looking to add long-lasting color and wildlife interest to their outdoor space.


Additional information


6-Pack, 9-Pack, Single

Common Name

Purple Coneflower


Herbaceous Perennial




3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Height Range (ft.)

1.00 to 2.00

Spread (ft.)

1.00 to 2.00

Bloom Time

August, July, June

Bloom Description

Clear Pink


Full Sun, Part Shade


Dry, Medium



Suggested Use



Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil



Product Description

Discover the charming appeal of Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’, commonly referred to as Kim’s Knee High Coneflower. This delightful cultivar stands out with its compact stature and profusion of bright pink flowers that bring a burst of color to the summer garden. Unlike its taller relatives, ‘Kim’s Knee High’ is perfectly sized for smaller landscapes and container plantings, offering the same eye-catching beauty without overwhelming the space.

Why Choose Kim’s Knee High Coneflower?

  1. Compact Growth: With a mature height of only 1-2 feet, ‘Kim’s Knee High’ is an excellent choice for gardeners working with limited space or seeking lower-growing perennials.
  2. Pollinator Magnet: The vibrant flowers are beloved by bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, playing a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems.
  3. Easy Care: This coneflower variety is drought-tolerant once established, requires minimal care, and is resistant to deer, making it a resilient addition to any garden.
  4. Versatile Uses: Ideal for mass plantings, mixed perennial borders, or as a standout container feature, ‘Kim’s Knee High’ adds color, texture, and interest wherever it’s planted.

Cultivation Tips

  1. Sunlight Needs: Thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal flowering.
  2. Soil Preferences: Prefers well-drained soil but is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, from clay to rocky substrates.
  3. Watering: Establish with regular watering; once rooted, ‘Kim’s Knee High’ becomes drought-resistant, thriving with minimal supplemental watering.
  4. Spacing: Space plants approximately 18 inches apart to allow for growth and air circulation, preventing overcrowding and promoting health.

Landscape Design Ideas

Kim’s Knee High Coneflower’s unique size and color make it a versatile player in any garden design. Use it to create vibrant, low-growing drifts in a perennial border, incorporate it into a pollinator garden to support wildlife, or feature it in patio containers for a pop of summer-long color. Pair with other drought-tolerant perennials like Salvia or Sedum for a low-maintenance, high-impact display.

Environmental Impact

By planting ‘Kim’s Knee High’ Coneflower, you’re not only beautifying your space but also contributing to the health of your garden’s ecosystem. Its ability to attract and nourish pollinators is invaluable, supporting biodiversity and helping to ensure the pollination of nearby plants.

Incorporate Echinacea ‘Kim’s Knee High’ into your garden for a compact, colorful, and eco-friendly addition that will delight you and local wildlife from summer into fall, year after year.


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