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Coneflower Echinacea

Growing Coneflowers: Tips at a Glance

Hardy coneflowers (Echinaea purpurea) are a secret weapon in a perennials garden, with their cheerful daisy flowers and long blooming season (from early through late summer if you deadhead spent flowers).

  • Type Herbaceous flower
  • Lifespan Perennial
  • Growing Zones 3-10
  • Light Sun
  • Water Well-drained soil
  • Flowers Purple, white, yellow
  • Design Tip Butterfly Lure
  • Companions Phlox, butterfly weed
  • Peak Season Summer

Coneflowers: A Field Guide

A quintessential prairie wildflower, sturdy coneflower daisies are native to North America and  colorful companions to asters, yarrow, and salvia in a summer border.

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is the most common variety (and has more of a pinkish, mauve shade than a true purple). Coneflowers also can bloom in shades of white, cream, red, orange, and yellow.

Hardy in a wide range of climates, coneflowers are perennials in USDA growing zones 3 to 10. Plant them in a sunny spot and deadhead them throughout the growing season to encourage successive waves of blooms. To see more ideas about how to use coneflowers in a landscape, see 10 Ideas to Steal from Prairie-Style Gardens.

Planting, Care & Design of Coneflowers

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