Echinacea

The ubiquitous  Cone flower!   Native to Eastern and Central America,  Echinacea are of the daisy family.  They are seemingly everywhere,  blooming from late spring into late summer.  Plant  some and soon you’ll have battalions of them.  Cone flowers reseed  in the fall with new flowers growing from seeds which fell the previous year.  I’d swear these in the shot above sprouted almost overnight.  We’ve grown the white variety here but they did not do well in the hot carolina summer.  Bugs are attracted to them moreso than the purple which also seems to tolerate the heat better.    Some species are used in herbal medicenes.   Here, they are just a cutflower.   Have a good weekend. See you next time.

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