(Echinacea sp.) Commonly referred to as coneflowers, echinacea is native to eastern and central North America. This genus of wildflowers is both medicinal and very attractive to pollinators. The clump-forming perennials are easily divided once established. They prefer full sun and are quite cold hardy and drought tolerant. Seeds require stratification in order to germinate. Sow seeds thickly in the fall (after hard frost in the north and before winter rains elsewhere), and lightly cover with soil. Alternatively, they can also be refrigerated in a moist medium for two to four weeks before planting in the spring. If you choose to start them indoors in spring, start in trays 8-10 weeks before last frost. Ideal germination temperature is 65-70 F. Seeds can take from 14-28 days to germinate. The hardy plants are a top choice for low- and no-water gardens; they are carefree and provide a long season of blooms. Keep plants deadheaded to promote blooming.
Perennial. Showy double-tiered blooms for a completely unique and eye-catching spin on a favorite reliable perennial wildflower. This pollinator attracting native wildflower is stunning in beds, borders, large containers and can be naturalized in meadows. The 36” tall plants are topped with large double-petaled blooms. In the first year you may notice more single blooms; by the second year over 50% of plants should produce double deckers.
An ornamental medicinal beloved by butterflies, birds, and bees! Green Twister is a wild take on our favorite immune-boosting herb. Electrifying green and magenta petals are like a flashing neon sign for pollinators, and indeed, this variety is a hot spot for beneficial garden visitors. Drought tolerant and easy to grow, this perennial provides medicinal benefits and pollinator attraction each year, with good looks to boot!
A perennial for attracting pollinators in a lovely range of yellow colors. A glorious palette ranging from brilliant yellow to rich gold. Compact plants reach just 24 inches tall, perfect for containers or for the front border. Pollinators adore the nectar-rich flowers, and we love how "no fuss" this pretty plant is: drought tolerant and not picky about soil. Excellent in so many applications, from the meadow to the herb garden.
Also known as Paradoxa, these echinacea coneflowers are bright golden yellow. Their brilliant blooms do well in dry, rocky soil like that found in their native Missouri and Arkansas Ozark hills. Used here by Native Americans as a traditional medicine, it is being researched today for its herbal uses. It can be hard to find even here in Southern Missouri, but is rather easy to grow.
Perennial. A dazzling double-petaled echinacea in the most charming rosy tones. This enchanting tradi - tional medicinal plant is a perennial that will bloom in its first year. Easy to grow, reliable and quite hardy; the 36-inch tall plants boast stunning double petaled heads. An enchanting choice for the herb garden, beds, borders and wildflower meadows, also excellent as a cut flower.