Coneflower (Assorted colors)
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full Sun
Pick your favorite color
Bright, upright plants, coneflowers are a North American perennial in the Daisy family (Asteraceae). Specifically, the plant is native to the eastern United States, from Iowa and Ohio south to Louisiana and Georgia. They grow 2 - 4 feet in height with dark green foliage. They are fast growers and self-sow their seeds profusely. These midsummer bloomers can flower from midsummer through fall frost!
Their genus name Echinacea comes from the Latin name for hedgehog, echinus, referring to the often prickly lower stem of the plant. Coneflowers have raised cone-like centers which contain seeds that attract butterflies. Leave the seed heads after bloom and you’ll also attract songbirds such as goldfinches!
Trouble-free coneflowers are drought tolerant once established. They can take the heat! As native plants with prickly stems, they are more deer resistant than most flowering plants, too. (Source: Almanac.com)