Bright upright plants, coneflowers are a North American perennial in the Daisy family (Asteraceae). They grow 2 to 4 feet in height with dark green foliage. They are fast growers and self-sow their seed profusely.
These midsummer bloomers can flower from midsummer through fall frost! Coneflowers have raised cone-like centers (hence, the name) which contain seeds that attract butterflies. Leave the seed heads after bloom and you’ll also attract songbirds!
Trouble-free, coneflowers are drought-tolerant, once established. They can take the heat! As native plants with prickly stems, they are more deer-resistant than most flowering plants.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 3 - 9 Height: 20 - 36 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: Green Whit Environment: Full Sun Soil Type: Loam, clay, or rocky material, pH 6.1 - 7.8 Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 70F Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days Light Required: No Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches