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.
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.