Echinacea, or more commonly known as the humble coneflower, is a native perennial to North America and has been a staple plant dating as far back as the Native Americans. However, it wasn’t until recently that coneflowers have been making a resurgence in home gardens. For generations, coneflowers were only available in one, single color: a pale pink. Through research and cross-breeding, there are now dozens of varieties available to the home gardener, from pinks, whites, and yellows to reds and multi-colored varieties. Coneflowers are also great plants to attract pollinators to your garden, as bees, butterflies, and birds love hanging around the large blooms. Finally, a single coneflower can provide a summer season’s worth of color that will remain year after year.
Take a look below at a small sampling of coneflower varieties carried by Meadows Farms. Please note that not every variety can be found at all stores, so please call your local Meadows Farms retail location for availability information.