You'll love this Echinacea for its shorter, denser form and unsurpassed bloom time starting in June and continuing into September. The fragrant blooms produce tons of nectar for butterflies and other beneficial. The seed produced by the spent flowers attracts finches and other songbirds. Planting in groups will not only look better in your garden it will help the butterflies to find them.
Thrives in dry soil, drought resistant
Flowers longer than other coneflowers
Provides nectar for an array of butterflies
Sought by native birds for its abundant seed
Short, dense form requires no staking
An endless supply of cut flowers
Open, well-drained meadows from Maine south to Georgia and west to Texas and Nebraska.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Echinacea comes from the Greek word "echinos," meaning hedgehog, in reference to the spiny center cone. Goldfinches are often seen perched on this cone during the fall and winter months since the seed is one of their favorite foods.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil.