This native plant is a beautiful and long-lasting coneflower, with light yellow and golden petals surrounding an orange eye. It is a vigorous and sturdy plant that makes for an excellent cut flower and lures pollinators with its nectar. Birds love the seed left from spent flowers in fall.
Beautiful, long-lasting, golden yellow coneflower
Nectar fountain for pollinators and wildlife
Its seed is a great food source for native birds
Drought tolerant, easy to grow, deer resistant
Makes a long-lasting cut flower
A native of the dry prairies and open woodlands of North America.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The prominent, bristly seed heads of Echinacea inspired the generic name of the plant, taken from the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog.
Full sun in well-drained soils. Prefers moist soils, but once established will tolerate dry soils. Does not benefit from additional fertility.