Your Guide to Coneflower
Invite pollinators to your garden with the prolific blooms of coneflower (Echinacea)
Perennial coneflowers (Echinacea) are the workhorses of the summer garden. They pump out daisylike flowers, yet thrive in full sun and heat, have virtually no pest problems, and can take less water than most other perennials. They’re also some of gardening’s great bargains: Plant two or three coneflowers, and their nectar-rich centers will entice butterflies and honeybees to your garden for free. That’s true whether you grow the common purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) with huge pinkish flowers, or ones from the new generation of coneflowers, with flowers of yellow, white-green, orange, or reddish purple.