Flower Color:Pink shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Garden Style:Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic, Prairie
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
Origin:Native to North America
The seed strain PRAIRIE SPLENDOR™ has been popular due to its earlier bloom time and extended blooming performance. Now it comes in a smaller size, reducing the need for PGR applications. With no vernalization required, you'll have easy success with this first-year flowering variety. Rose pink flowers. From Syngenta.
Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.