My name is Stephanie Stewart, and I live in Averill Park, New York.
Lately I’ve seen a lot about coneflowers (Echinacea species and hybrids, Zones 4–9) and I’m not surprised! They add color and texture and height to my gardens—and they are so easy to care for. Mine range in color from whites, to pinks, to neon orange and reds. Heights range from 8 inches to 36 inches.
I started buying coneflowers a few years ago after reading about them in Fine Gardening and have added a couple more each year.
Butterflies and bees love them, and so do I.
The classic, original Echinacea purpurea is still a beautiful plant well worth growing despite all the new hybrids in other colors.
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