Our Flowers: Purple Coneflowers

Echinacea puerperia are commonly referred to as purple coneflowers. They are one of the most easy-growing native plants in our garden. It attracts bees, butterflies and golden finches. It is a great pollinator plant; if you would like to attract bees to your garden I highly recommend planting this. Just be sure to plant it in a sunny spot. The blooming season is mid-summer to fall.

Any seeds that are not eaten will fall to the ground and germinate in the following year, but most of the seeds are eaten by birds (the golden finches). So every year we will get few additional plants just from the seeds dropped from last year’s plants.

Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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