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Coneflowers are a tried and true staple of any perennial garden. While Purple Coneflowers are the most widely selected coneflower, these beautiful flowers come in a variety of colors and species. They are tough natives that hold high pollinator value. From Summer to Fall, these lovely flowers bloom holding one of the longest bloom times in the perennial family.
Purple Coneflower has long been known for its medicinal properties. These tough perennials can be planted just about anywhere! Single and double flowers in their wide variety of colors make attractive additions to just about any garden. Spread them out in a field or group them together to make interesting focal points.
There have been many new and exciting innovations in the world of purple coneflower. Breeders in the late '90s and early 2000s began crossing the yellow species with the common purple coneflower. This opened up new possibilities and created new colors. Some of the most recent innovations include shorter, more durable plants—especially ones that can easily and uniformly be grown from seed.
So, why not plant some this year either from seed or by plant plugs?
The bees, butterflies and other pollinators will love you for it!