Coneflowers (Echinacea) Offer Spectacular Late Summer Color
What started on the prairie is now one of the splashiest perennials for your garden. Through cross hybridizing, growers have been able to take what was once only available in yellow and purple, have produced colors across the spectrum. As a result, we now have a vast array of colors available from this very easy to grow native plant.
Coneflowers require full sun but will tolerate a little sparse shade. Young plants require a little extra water but as they mature, coneflowers are one of the most drought tolerant plants available. The prefer well drained soil.
Pests and Diseases
Deer do not seem to bother mature coneflowers but some damage has been reported on younger, tender plants. As always, deer do not tend to read this blog and do not always adhere to these findings and may eat some leaves if they are hungry enough.
Other than that, not much bothers coneflowers!
Coneflowers are excellent for attracting birds, butterflies and other pollinators. They may be used as cut flowers, in containers and in mass plantings. Coneflowers are also fragrant.
Our Favorite Coneflower Varieties
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