Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to 4 feet, in height. Blooms summer through fall. The flowering structure is a composite inflorescence, with rose-colored (rarely yellow or white) florets arranged in a prominent, somewhat cone-shaped head – “cone-shaped” because the petals of the outer ray florets tend to point downward once the flower head opens, thus forming a cone. Plants are generally long lived, with distinctive flowers. The common name “cone flower” comes from the characteristic center “cone” at the center of the flower head. The generic name Echinacea is rooted in the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echinos), meaning hedgehog, it references the spiky appearance and feel of the flower heads. The leaves are normally hairy with a rough texture. Very easy to grow. Adapts to many soil types and grows well in full sun or light shade. Prefers light to moderate moisture – allow soil to dry between waterings. Remove seed heads after flowering if self-seeding is not desired. Plant in the border, native plant garden, naturalized area, prairie or wildflower meadow. Good cut flower and excellent nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. Songbirds feed on the dry seed – Goldfinches eat the seeds as fast as they ripen. Also attracts other pollinating and beneficial insects.

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20% OFF Coneflower Plants (Echinacea purpurea)

Good through 5/23/17. Not good with any other sale, coupon or discount or on previous purchases.

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