A lively combination of vibrant red-orange, coral, and pink petals surrounding a bronzy orange cone. The 3-4" fragrant flower heads last up to two weeks and make excellent cut flowers. Rated among the top ten perennials in trials at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. PP 23,172
Echinacea, a North American genus in the Daisy family, has big, bright flowers that appear from late June until frost. Coneflowers thrive in average soils or hot, dry conditions and shrug off cold. Blooms last well, cut or dried, and the seeds in the large cone at the heart of the flower head provide nourishment for birds. Coneflowers are equally at home in formal borders or cottage gardens. Deer resistant. For more information on growing and care, click on Growing Guide.