As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got quite a collection of coneflowers in the garden. There’s a few really good reasons for this. First – they are pollinator magnets – butterflies and bees absolutely love them. Second – the bloom like crazy. Though they don’t really get going until July – they bloom right to October. Big, beautiful flowers that last for days and days. And last – they come in a great variety of colours.
You’ve all seen my Strawberry Mango Smoothie Coneflower
With it’s lovely golden petals with just a touch of pink.
But I’ve also got Ruby Star
A nice bold magenta
And the standard purple coneflower
Which looks quite pink in this picture. In truth – it is very close to Ruby Star in colour – it’s just a touch more purple.
Out front, they don’t get as much sun, so the plants are a little smaller – but we’ve got a lovely white
There are many other types of coneflowers, though they usually have to be ordered through seed/bulb suppliers. I hope to add at least a couple more over the next few years.
Oh – and one bonus reason to love coneflowers…
The bring in the finches too!