I personally need more flowers like coneflowers for my garden. Once they are established they are quite a tough plant that can tolerate heat and drought (or forgetting to water them). Coneflowers are from the genus Echinacea and bloom from midsummer through the early fall. These cheerful prairie natives come in quite a variety of colors. I find them to be a simple but elegant flower that keeps color in my garden long after most perennials are done for the year.
Here are a few of our favorites that we hope you enjoy.