Drought-Resistant Perennial Border Designed for the gardener who wants lots of color but with little care. The show start in spring and continues through autumn, tried-and-true featuring plant varieties that hold up beautifully to summer and autumn conditions, even without rain or turning on the sprinkler.
Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country. Beside single-flowering forms there are also doubles and even triple, petal-packed varieties you can grow. Colors vary from the traditional purple to white, orange, yellow, and red. Coneflowers grow best in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade. They bloom from early summer to fall and are attractive to birds and butterflies. Grows in Zones 3-9.
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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) Zones 3-8...“Glowing Dream“. This variety is smaller at 18 inches, can be used in garden bed or containers, and has the most incredible watermelon pink color. TGG Tip: Cut back old flowers a couple times a week, and you will be rewarded with many more blooms and a neater plant.