Pink echinacea bloom

Butterflies love the flowers, birds love the seeds, and we love the generous long lasting bouquets.

It's hard to imagine a sunny perennial border without Echinacea! It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family - Asteraceae. It is also known as the American coneflower, and it’s easy to grow in almost any sunny location.

Echinacea was commonly used for its medicinal properties by Native Americans for hundreds of years before the arrival of European explorers. It is endemic to eastern and central North America and thrives in moist to dry prairies and open woodlands.

 

  • Produces big, bright flowers from late June until frost
  • They love the heat and sunshine of summer
  • Great pollinators -- Birds and Butterflies love Echinacea
  • Blooms work well both cut and/or dried
  • Equally at home in formal borders or cottage gardens
  • Large assortment of flower color and flower shapes

Here are a few of our favorites, available now at Al's!

Pow Wow White Echinacea bloomsPow Wow® White

Pow Wow® White

Big, pure white flowers with yellow-gold centers brighten the garden from early summer to fall. Forms a neat, compact mound with sturdy upright stems that need no deadheading. Perfect for beds, mixed borders and containers. Drought tolerant once established.

Pow Wow Wild Berry bloomPow Wow® Wild Berry

Pow Wow® Wild Berry

Wild Berry is enjoyed for its long season of bloom, compact habit and bright rose-pink, non-fading flowers. This unique Echinacea produces showy, blooms that last throughout the summer, even without deadheading. Pow Wow® Wild Berry puts out more flowers than any other Coneflower variety.

Double Scoop Bubble Gum Echinacea bloomsDouble Scoop™ Bubble Gum

Double Scoop™ Bubble Gum

These echinaceas are absolutely unbeatable for flower power! They are well branched, which means more flowers all season. They do not need to be deadheaded to set new buds, so the flowers just keep coming! They have a compact habit, so they are perfect in containers. What more could you want?

Double Scoop Cranberry Echinacea bloomDouble Scoop™ Cranberry

Double Scoop™ Cranberry

Double flower forms in a rich cranberry red color. This variety has very strong stems.