Native to the midwest Prairie coneflower is highly ornamental and very easy to grow. It will be a delight in borders,beds, perennial, and wild flower gardens. It is also excellent for low maintenance and xeriscape gardens. Plant features drooping bright yellow flowers and black cone shaped heads with medium gray green foliage. Good for flower arranging and drying. Once established it is very drought tolerant. Blooms first year. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds as well as being deer resistant. An outstanding plant!
Sowing: Direct sow seed 1/16 of an inch deep in full sun to part shade from fall to spring in well drained soil. Water regularly until established. Then water requirements are dry to medium
Height: 1-3 feet Spacing: 9-12 inches Spread: 15-18 inches Zones: 3-10
Blooms: Summer Germination: 5-20 days Moisture: Once established dry to medium Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Sand to loam, fairly rich soil
Information: Native habitat is prairies and plains. Can make a pleasant tasting tea from the leaves and flower heads.
Coneflower - Prairie