Echinacea grow best in lots of heat with and without competition from close neighboring plants. Most all species of Echinacea have recognizable cone-shaped flower heads, with ray florets in various colors, pinks, purples, crimson-red, dark red and creamy-white. In the perennial border, their erect, coarse stems are a good contrast to soft, floppy plants.. They prefer well-drained, average, loamy soil with steady moisture. They are tolerant of poorer soil and somewhat drought tolerant once established. Companion plants include phlox, geraniums, grasses, monarda and achillea.
- Common Name: Coneflower
- Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
- Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
- Growth: 18-24 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Water: Average