Echinacea for Rural Gardens - Coneflowers are Easy to Grow

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

 

We love coneflowers.  They are not only beautiful, but pollinator friendly and attract butterflies,. Plus, birds love to eat the seeds in the fall and winter months. Coneflowers are a good choice for adding color to rural gardens as they are easy to care for, bloom for a long time, and are deer resistant.

 

 

Coneflower's daisy like flower is actually made up of several small flowers. The petals are sterile and are there to lure insects toward the many fertile flowers in the central disc, or cone. 

 

 

This particular variety, Echinacea - Green Jewel also has a lovely fragrance. We find the green color a wonderful addition to the summer garden.  Plus, it tolerates poor soil and is drought and heat resistent. Sturdy stems need no staking either. 

 

 

The most popular variety is the purple coneflower. We have several clumps of these growing too. Our favorite is the Pow Wow Wild Berry.  It too is a compact plant and a prolific bloomer. We just added it this summer, so it is still rather small. Next year, we expect it to be even showier.

 

They have been blooming since early summer.  A little organic compost tea every now and again, and they are good to go and go and go. 

 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Love Cone flowers, very easy to care for!

Coneflower's daisy like flower is actually made up of several small flowers. The petals are sterile and are there to lure insects toward the many fertile flowers in the central disc, or cone.

Sep 14, 2019 10:10 AM #1
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I love these as well! I am guessing they need full sun right?

Sep 14, 2019 10:43 AM #2
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Deb,

Just beautiful to look at and I can imagine them in your yard.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Sep 14, 2019 10:58 AM #3
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Hi Debb they are very pretty - both of them. I don't know if they could surrive our summer heat tho....?

Sep 14, 2019 12:48 PM #4
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Lovely flowers, Debb... so when are you coming to Charlotte to plant some for me? 

Sep 14, 2019 01:38 PM #5
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Hi Debb and Bernie- I love the contrast of the purple coneflower with the green jewel coneflower. We're having to learn what to plant in our clay-like soil. 

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Such beautiful photos! I live in a shade environment so those colors are such a treat to see! All the best - Lynn

Sep 14, 2019 08:55 PM #7
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I love these beauties as well...so many different colors !

Sep 15, 2019 04:25 AM #8
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Hello Debb and Bernie - "easy to grow" sounds like this could be a "challenge" type of post.    Great photos.  

Sep 15, 2019 06:13 AM #9
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I had never seen the first picture before. They are a beautiful flower. No need for watering in this weather.

Sep 15, 2019 07:10 AM #10
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Those look really neat, I am sure anyone would enjoy having them in their garden!  My Mom would love that they attract butterflies!

Sep 15, 2019 07:46 AM #11
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Everything is better in gardens that are loved and cared for by humans to provide food and shelter to all creatures on earth.

I love your photographs and the content for this post! Can you believe it's almost Fall? 

Sep 15, 2019 09:37 PM #12
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Debb, these are cute flowers, and not sure if I have ever seen them.  I do less gardening now, as I don't have a big area for them.

Sep 17, 2019 06:47 AM #13
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Yes they are easy to grow and sometimes will self seed too, so you'll always have some.

Sep 17, 2019 08:36 AM #14
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The bees love the coneflowers and they are fun to photograph. This is the color we have in our rear garden.

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