Purple coneflower is one of the toughest, most reliable perennials on the market. These flowers are easy to care for, relatively drought-tolerant, and are good for cut flowers. The seeds found in the dried flower head also attract songbirds to your garden. Today, Coneflowers come in more than just purple, with around 30 varieties available in hues of purple, pink, red, yellow, orange, and white. Here are a few of our favorites available this season at Garden Supply Co.
Prairie Sun Coneflower
Prairie Sun Coneflower features beautiful gold daisy flowers with chartreuse eyes and yellow tips at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. These make excellent cut flowers, and have the added benefit of attracting butterflies to the garden.
Summer Breeze Coneflower
Another sunny yellow variety, Summer Breeze Coneflower has large, deep yellow flowers with yellow bronze center cones. Another great choice for cut flowers, and this beauty also attracts butterflies.
Raspberry Truffle Coneflower
The flowers of Raspberry Truffle emerge as single coral pink with a chocolate cone and then develop their pom-pom center as they mature. The fully opened 4inch flowers have strawberry peach, horizontally held ray petals and a broad, darker pink pom-pom. All are produced on showy dark stems that really help to set off the unique flower color.
Marmalade Coneflower boasts giant 4″ flowers each containing over 150 vibrant orange petals. Flowers are held atop strong stems that make superb long-lasting cutflowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and thrives in heat and humidity.
Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower
One benefit of new coneflower varieties is that they produce more blooms on each branch. This is definitely the case with Sombrero Salsa Red. ‘Salsa Red’ is part of the Sombrero™ series that were carefully bred and selected to have well-branched, sturdy and compact foliage with a high bud count. These sturdy, compact plants have proven hardiness for years of enjoyment in the garden. Its abundant deep-red blooms will steal the show for more than three months.
For more information on Coneflower varieties and growing Coneflowers in your landscape, stop by the garden center. Our friendly experts are on hand seven days a week to help with all your gardening needs.