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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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Tom Gardner

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Hello Carol I just stumbled across your website - what a good find! Plants and food - perfect. I live in Scotland, where the weather can be a bit challenging at times but still allows my garden to flourish. It is very much a cottage garden, but since I retired I have gained a little more control and some of your suggestions are now on my action list. Thank you Tom


Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Welcome Tom. I am glad you are enjoying the site!

Heather @ new house new home new life

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

Love the deep colour of this variety. I'll be checking to see if it's available in Canada.


Saturday 3rd of August 2013

The color is what struck me too. Just love it! Hope you have luck finding it. Carol

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