Audubon® Purple Coneflower
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One of the best ways to entice goldfinches into your yard is to plant a patch of Purple Coneflower. In August, when it starts going to seed, these chipper little songbirds will appear like magic. It’s fun to watch their acrobatics as they hang from the swaying stems, trying to extract the seeds from their prickly cones. Of course, when the gorgeous pink blooms open in early summer, Purple Coneflower brings other welcome guests to the garden. Great spangled fritillary butterflies are never far away, and monarchs, swallowtails, and painted ladies are regular visitors, too. Hummingbirds may even stop by for a sip of nectar.
May Benefit & Attract: Finches & hummingbirds.
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- Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
- Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)
Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
- Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
- Audubon Native Plants & Trees are free of neonicotinoids and exclusively grown by Bower & Branch
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- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
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Recommended by Our Growers
Purple Coneflower is a cherished wildflower Spirit native to the Midwest, Southeast, and Southern Plains. This showpiece of our natural heritage is found in sunny to lightly shaded sites. In ancient times, Native Americans used the plant in their herbal pharmacy for a variety of ailments. Today you will find it at the store under its Latin name. Extracts of Coneflower, or Echinacea, are sold to give the immune system a boost and to help prevent or cure colds, or so it is said.
Plant some extra Purple Coneflower plants, so you’ll have plenty for bouquets for the table all summer long. The lightly fragrant blossoms are superb for cut arrangements. Make any room in your home cozier and more inviting with fresh-cut flowers from the garden!
How to Grow
For best results, plant Purple Coneflower in a sunny site or in a spot that receives shade only during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be of medium fertility and must drain freely. Cold, boggy soil in winter is not its friend. Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plant looking fresh if you wish, but remember that no seed heads at all means no Goldfinches and no winter interest, either. On the other hand, plants allowed to go to seed may reseed in your landscape beds—you may consider this a plus. Cut old stems down before new growth appears in spring. Coneflowers love heat and are slow to emerge, so be patient.
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