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Today’s Perennial – Echinacea After Midnight

This lovely variety of the popular coneflower has large pink-to-purple daisy flowers and is a favorite in all wildflower meadows, as well as perennial borders. This pretty plant is called Echinacea After Midnight.

Echinacea After MidnightPhoto Credit:  American Meadows

Check out this post on growing echinacea and how to collect seed and propagate it here Purple coneflowers are native to South Eastern USA. They are a popular cottage garden plant that is robust and very hardy. See my general tips for .

How to grow Echinacea After Midnight.

  • Temperatures:  Very heat tolerant. Like most cone flowers, needs little care after the first year.
  • Watering: Water well to get it established after planting and then it is drought tolerant too.
  • Dead heading:  Not necessary. The birds like the seeds in the winter!
  • Attracts: Birds, bees and butterflies
  • Spacing:  8 to 14 inches.  It will grow to about 18 inches tall.
  • Blooms:  Early summer to fall.
  • Zones:  Perennial in zones 4-8

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