Common Name: Coneflower
Type: herbaceous perennial
Height: 15-18 inches
Bloom time: late spring to mid fall
Blooms: bright magenta- purple
Foliage: deep green
Attributes: Very floriferous, good cut flower, attract butterflies,
This Coneflower is part of the Butterfly series, it features large, fragrant, magenta-purple petals surrounding a prominent orange-brown cone. Petal edges turn a lighter pink as the flower matures. Long blooming.
Sun: full sun
Compact, well-branched plants, strong and bushy. Ideal for sunny borders, massing and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However leaving some spent blooms on the plants in the fall provides food for wintering birds.
Echinacea can tolerate a wide variety of well drained soils. They are considered drought and heat tolerant. They are stand-outs for your native and prairie gardens.
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