Echinacea – Coneflower

Echinacea or Coneflowers are popular perennials with good reason. They are  very easy to grow, have a long bloom time and are heat & drought resistant.  A very important flower for attracting all kinds of pollinators to your garden – bees, butterflies, birds and hummingbirds love Echinacea.   Small Goldfinches and other songbirds are wild about the Echinacea seeds.

These sun-loving perennials were originally only available in pinks to purples.  Such an easy going, hardy perennial surely needed other colours to be created.  Now, these pretty perennials come in a myriad of gorgeous colours in shades of oranges and reds to creamy yellows and even white.  With so many choices, you will definitely find a variety suited to any sunny space in your garden.  And they make lovely cut flowers.

Echinacea are hardy from Zones 3 to 9 and grow from 2-5 feet tall and about 1-1½ feet wide, depending on the variety.  Several dwarf varieties are available with heights of 12 to 14 inches.  They typically prefer a sunny spot requiring at least 6-8 hours of sun per day.  It varies by species, but some may tolerate partial shade.  Echinacea usually blooms between June to late August (sometimes even longer) but bloom time will also vary depending on the variety.

These easy-care perennials require very little maintenance.  You need to water regularly – about an inch per week.  A light layer of compost added in the spring will give these little beauties a great start.  In the fall you can cut them right down to the ground and even that’s optional if you prefer to leave the seed heads. Then they can be cut down in early spring.

Echinacea is a perennial herb native to North America and is one of the world’s most popular herbal supplements.  It is thought that the Great Plain Indigenous peoples first used the plant’s leaves, flowers and roots for medicine.  Many believe that Echinacea helps to boost your immune system and get over colds or flu more quickly. The phenols found in echinacea are antioxidants that help protect your body.

Prized for being strong, beautiful and bountiful, this pollinator magnet should be on your must grow list!



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Echinacea purpurea

A very popular coneflower bearing large daisy like flowers with mauve-purple to rose-pink petals surrounding an orange-brown central cone. Petals called rays, often droop down in an attractive way.

Artisan™ Red Ombré

A compact perennial growing 2' to 3' tall boasting a profusion of very large, single flowers which appear rich deep red, then softens as it ages.

Artisan™ Soft Orange

A very full plant with large, vibrant, glowing flowers that gradually soften in hue as they age. Blooms from mid-summer to fall.

Cheyenne Spirit

This compact, early bloomer offers a unique mix of flower colors including gold, scarlet, orange, rose-red, cream, purple and yellow.

Cone-Fections™ Hot Papaya

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! A newcomer, this double-flowered Coneflower features drooping ray petals of spicy orange, surrounding a centre pompom of red-orange turning a papaya tone as it ages.

Double Scoop™ Raspberry

Brilliantly coloured, giant, raspberry red, double flowers holds it's colour throughout summer on a vigorous and compact plant.

Eye-Catcher™ Coral Craze

Eye-catching is an understatement! Very large, these single, coral blooms are 5 inches wide. Lovely coral flowers turn a lavender pink color as they age.

Glowing Dream

What dreams are made of! This cheerful, fragrant, long blooming Echinacea sports intense, glowing, watermelon-coral flowers.

Kismet® Intense Orange

The flower power of this Echinacea is astonishing! A long blooming variety with masses of flashy orange flowers mature to rich pumpkin tones from summer to frost.

Kismet® Red

A profusion of large, brilliant red daisy-like flowers on this compact perennial. The chocolate central cone is a stunning contrast.

Kismet® White

The blooming power of the Kismet® series is shown here in pure white with a prominent green-gold central cone. Stunning flowers glow against the dark green foliage.

PowWow White

Loads of snow white blooms are featured on this compact, daisy-like coneflower. The drooping ray petals surround a golden yellow cone.

PowWow Wild Berry

You will see an incredible performance for this new improved variety of Purple Coneflower. Created for its darker red-purple flowers, compact size & flower production. It also retains its colour longer than other varieties.


A dwarf variety at just 14" high and wide, it features fragrant, soft pink coloured petals surrounding a large, showy, red-brown cone.

Ruby Star

One of the most reliable Coneflowers available, this Echinacea will not disappoint. The ray petals first appear horizontally, then relax as the flowers age. The bright purple-pink, daisy-like flowers have dark centres on sturdy stems make great cut flowers.

Sombrero® Adobe Orange

Touted as one of the best orange varieties of Coneflower, it boasts 2" - 3" intense orange flowers with a matching orange cone. The dark green foliage is completely covered with flowers. Impressive!

Sombrero® Baja Burgundy

Add a bold statement to your sunny garden with this vibrant coneflower of rich, burgundy red shades. If the colour doesn't make you want this perennial, the the hardiness, blooming power and long blooming time will surely do the trick.

Sombrero® Hot Coral

The Sombrero® series is relatively new and produces very large, single flowers with a serious bud count. The Hot Coral features hot, orange -red overlapping petals surrounding a large brown cone.

Sombrero® Lemon Yellow

Bright, lemon yellow blooms with a copper cone will pop in your sunny garden. A fragrant, refreshing coneflower that flowers in abundance on sturdy, upright stems with dark green foliage.

Sombrero® Salsa Red

A vibrant perennial producing a profusion of softly fragrant, fiery orange-red, 3" flowers with an orange-brown cone. The overlapping petals offer a very full appearance.

Sombrero® Sangrita

An easy going perennial with a profusion of stand out blossoms in rich orange that matures to warm red. The vibrant blooms stand out against the rich dark green foliage.

Sombrero® Tres Amigos

A lightly fragrant super bloomer that impresses with excellent colour. Flowers open a lovely shade of coral, mature into a rosy pink, then age to burgundy.

Tiki Torch

This Coneflower makes a bold statement with massive 4½" petaled blooms that are palm-sized. A profusion of large, spicy-scented, dark orange flowers maintains its colour well into the season.

White Swan

An elegant, white, daisy-like variety with drooping petals and a large, orange-green centre on stiff stems with contrasting dark green leaves.

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