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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  4 comments for “Today’s Perennial – Echinacea After Midnight

  1. 08/03/2013 at 10:38 am

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

    • admin
      08/03/2013 at 11:02 am

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

  2. Tom Gardner
    08/10/2019 at 11:38 am

    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

    • Carol
      08/13/2019 at 12:28 pm

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

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