A snappy color for the front of a border or even in containers -- this 2ft, well-branched Echinacea holds its flat-faced, 3in blooms where you can appreciate them all summer. For a sunny spot in the garden, we suggest combining Sombrero® Hot Coral with the soft yellow of Digitalis grandiflora or the blue-purple blooms of Nepeta. 'Balsomcor' PP 23,097
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.