- Attracts butterflies in large numbers
- Hummingbirds thrive on the sweet nectar
- Finches crave its seed in the fall
- Long blooming and a colorful cut flower
- Drought tolerant once established
- Looks terrific planted with native grasses
Echinacea purpurea is one of the great butterfly magnets of the native perennial garden. Coneflowers are easy to grow in average to dry, well-drained soils. Flowers with large orange-gold spiky centers and strong reflexed rose-pink petals appear in July and August. Very drought tolerant.