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.Photo 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