Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
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Coneflowers, also known as echinacea, are tough perennials in the daisy family (Asteraceae) native to the United States that bloom in midsummer. Deer-resistant, coneflowers are beloved by butterflies, bees, and songbirds.
- » A native species that is naturally self-seeding
- » Rose-purple flowers with brown cones
- » Leave the seed heads after bloom to attract songbirds
Coneflowers are one of the great American wildflowers, native to the eastern and central United States, extending from Colorado south to Texas and north to the Great Lakes! They bloom from midsummer all the way through fall frost. The name “coneflower” comes from the flower’s raised cone-like center which attracts butterflies and bees. Leave the seed heads after bloom and you’ll also attract songbirds such as goldfinches!
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