If you haven’t noticed, the Coneflowers are in full bloom right now! And not only the common purples but butter-yellows (like ‘Sunrise’ seen here), reds, pinks and the multi-colored ‘Cheyenne Spirit’. They attract many varieties of butterflies and bees – and Ana even saw some Goldfinches checking them out! They’re a solid choice for cottage gardens, perennial and mixed borders, wildlife gardens, walkways and patios – you name it! The seed heads provide fall and winter food for birds and look awesome for winter interest.

The preferred soil is moist, deep and well-drained in full sun to partial shade. Need some companions to keep it interesting? Try Amsonia (Blue Star), Baptisia (False Indigo), Dianthus (Maiden Pinks), Liatris (Blazing Star), Nepeta (Catmint), Phlox sub. (Mountain Pinks), Platycodon (Balloon Flower) and many ornamental grasses. Now you’re off to a good start in creating something called a garden.

Take a walk through the perennials and see what catches your eye!

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