- Coneflower - Echinacea Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Sun, Light Shade Mature Height - Up to 8' Mature Width- 1-2' Bloom Season – Summer Gardener Status- Beginner (Easy Care, Low Maintenance)
Purple Coneflower - Echinacea purpurea
Coneflower is a herb that can help a lot with bronchitis, flu, colds and even some infections. This plant was often used by the Native Americans to battle problems associated with the common cold. This plant is becoming more popular among physicians because of the effect it has one these ailments. There are a lot of benefits from this plant when using as a herb supplement. Are you looking for a hardy summer perennial flower which is sun and drought tolerant? The Purple Coneflower does all that and more! These beautiful flowers, in addition to being one of the hardiest summer flowers, is also known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. If you're looking to lure nectar-loving critters to your garden, there's no better way than to include a scattering of Purple Coneflowers. Purple Coneflowers are native to North America, with natural ranges with spread broadly from the east coast to the Midwest. Their stems are straight and sturdy, making them a great garden plant you can grow to later be transferred to a vase in the home. Purple Coneflowers are striking flowers which feature bright purple and lavender petals forming thickly around a reddish-orange center. These flowers add a lot of bright and beautiful color as they are blooming and also bring lots of butterflies and hummingbirds to a garden location. These are great to add a lot of life to an area and also brings beautiful curb appeal to all homes as they are in bloom. These flowers are very easy to care for and grow and does not take any special care. They supply lots of amazing color during the spring and summer months.