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How to Grow and Care for Coneflowers

Perennial, Eichinacea Purpurea

Here's a flower that is a true Native American! Coneflowers are prairie plants that are easy to grow, and requires little care. Colors include red, gold, mauve, white, and purple.

If you are looking to attract butterflies and birds, you found the right flower. Not only are these flowers eye-catching to humans, but birds and butterflies like them too. The plants are deer resistant.

Try growing Coneflowers in perennial gardens, as borders, in rock gardens, and even in containers on your balcony or deck.

Your Coneflowers will make great cut flowers, as they grow on sturdy stems, and are long-lasting in a vase.

Being a prairie plant, it should come as no surprise to discover that Coneflowers are drought resistant.

Plant Height: 2' 3'


Plant Propagation:

Coneflower are grown from seed. Directly seed them into your flower garden. They can also be spread around a field to grow as wildflowers.

Sow Coneflower seeds early in the season and cover with 1/4" of garden soil. Space seeds or seedlings 12-18" apart.

Coneflowers are also separated by division of established plants. It is best to separate and re-plant clumps in the spring.

Days to Germination: 15-20  


How to Grow Coneflower Plants:

Coneflower plants are very easy to grow. They prefer full sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in almost any soils and tolerate dry soil conditions very well. Watering them during dry periods will help. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.

Coneflower will grow tall, 24" to 42", depending upon variety. The plants will form many branches. Encourage new blooms by removing all dead flowers.

Once your Coneflower plants are established, they will grow well and bloom from mid summer until frost. Some varieties will not bloom until the second year.

Being very hardy, they will likely survive the first light frosts before going dormant for the winter. They do not require mulching or protection in the winter.


Insect and Disease:

Coneflower are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.


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