The Best Perennials for Your Yard: 'Magnus' Purple Cone flower - a must have for the garden, cone flower is a drought tolerant native prairie plant that attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Plan for All Seasons..This street-side garden keeps going all season. In spring, it benefits from a burst of color from bulbs and crabapples. Then perennials such as Oriental poppy come into play. Prolong the season with other easy favorites, including peonies, daylilies, coreopsis, coneflowers, and black-eyed Susan. In fall and winter, grasses take center stage. Click for tips...
plant combos, A few of my favorite plant combinations last summer around the golf course garden, You can't beat a classic "Gold Mound' Spirea with the coneflowers. The purple Heuchera in the foreground is 'Midnight Rose', which has pink splotches that are the same color as the coneflower. , Gardens Design