Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial in the Asteraceae (daisy) family that is native to central and eastern USA. It may grow 3 to 4 feet tall and produce pinkish-purple flowers that mature in early summer through mid-fall. Many cultivars are available for varied sizes and colors. Several pollinators are attracted to the flower, especially butterflies. Leave some flower heads on to produce seeds for the birds.
This plant prefers well-drained moist loams but is adaptable to various soil types. It is drought tolerant once established and can grow in full sun to partial shade. It is easily propagated by seed and will reseed itself in the garden. If reseeding is not wanted, deadheading will remove the seeds.
This is a popular and long-blooming plant for use in the native garden, meadows, pollinator gardens and naturalized areas.
The award-winning 'Cheyenne Spirit' cultivar will provide a mix of flower colors. Not limited to one color, each plant can give you gold, orange, red, cream, purple and yellow flowers. It can be found growing in prairie habitats. It is a host plant for the silvery checkerspot butterfly larvae, Chloryne nycteis.
Coneflower, Spirit - 1 quart
All items must be picked up at that Yuma County Conservation District, 247 N. Clay St., Wray, CO 80758
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