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Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses' Compact, erect, and covered with bright pink pompom flowers, 'Butterfly Kisses' deserves special space in your perennial border or container garden. The flowers are fragrant, measure 3 inches across, and are held like little umbrellas above the deep green foliage
Plant natives | midwestliving.com "Species naturally suited to our region require less water and maintenance and no pesticides. Good native plants for most Midwest gardens include goldenrod, little bluestem, zebra grass, butterfly weed, switchgrass, columbine, coneflowers and dwarf fountain grass. Check with your local garden center for more. Pictured: coneflowers and Russian sage."
Echinacea 'Julia': A new coneflower. I'm amazed at what the breeders have done over the past decade with this beloved meadow flower. Perfect for our Midwestern climate, and beautiful. 'Julia' is compact and dwarf--good for containers or in front of the border. Nearly perfect in flowering habit: Compact, cranks out flowers all season long. Deer leave it alone, too. What more can you ask for?