coneflower season is here

coneflower season is here

Posted by Megan Nichols on Jul 30th 2020

It’s coneflower season! These bold, bright, and sturdy plants are in full bloom everywhere you look. They will keep going well into, fall, too, providing pops of color in the garden for weeks to come.

Coneflowers were originally found as prairie plants and were mostly pink in color. In recent years there has been a lot of breeding work that has allowed for a wide array of new colors.

Coneflowers now come in pinks, yellows, oranges, reds, and whites, and in a variety of heights. And, in the case of Cheyenne Spirit, one container may have a mix of colors! Coneflowers are fairly easy care as long as they are grown in full sun conditions and well-drained soil that is not damp for long periods of time.

They are the perfect landing spot for bees and butterflies who are able to walk around and collect pollen and nectar from the center of each flower.

Coneflowers pair well with most any sun-loving plant, but they are stunning all on their own, too. If you’re looking for some easy, quick plant pairing, here are some to try:


Plant as the backdrop to coneflowers and enjoy the show. The brilliant blooms of coneflowers against the deep foliage color of ninebarks makes them pop even more than they already do.


Any upright grass is a great match for coneflowers. Karl Foerster Feather Reed grass, in particular, is a perfect pairing with its upright growth habit and wheat-like plumes in fall.


Salvia also love full sun, and the flower spires of Salvia pair well with the flat, open shape of coneflowers.


Also known as Catmint, the wild and wooly look of Nepeta provides a nice contrast to the more robust and upright growth habit of Coneflowers.

Add one or a few to any sunny garden for happy blooms mid-summer through fall.