Monarchs flock to this large growing flowering machine that sports airy clusters of huge, yellow-rayed, green-eyed flowers for 8+ weeks from mid to late summer. Everything about this selection is big and showy from size to bloom to even foliage! It lords over a sunny garden alone or in groups!
Long flowering and perfect for cutting
A monarch magnet in mid to late summer
Perfect alone or in groups in a large space
Native songbirds love the seed from spent flowers
Large form and texture add much to a sunny garden
Found in open woods, meadows and pastures.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Rather than filling the bird feeder, you can plant a garden full of bird food starting with this Cutleaf Coneflower. Other native perennials to plant include: Purple coneflower, sunflowers, asters, bee balm, goldenrod and prairie grasses.
Prefers average, medium to moist soils in part to full sun. Tolerates hot, humid summers, but not drought tolerant. Spreads by rhizomes, so give it room to grow. Outstanding in mass plantings, as a back-of-the-border perennial and in meadow, prairie and cutting gardens.