Coneflower for drought tolerance...
Coneflowers are very tough perennial plants and will grow in
areas that many plants will not. The plants begin their long blooming season in the summer
and continue putting on a colorful show right up until the first frost of autumn. These
perennial plants can endure long, hot summers, a condition that most other perennials
In most all areas of the US we all have to suffer through
some extended dry spells during mid to late summer and it is during this hot weather that
our perennial flowers start to fade as they become exhausted from the heat. By
strategically placing coneflowers into the garden you can provide some very bright colors
that will drink in the strong sunshine and shrug off the heat. We have noticed down
through the years that of all the Echiancea plants we have grown, Magnus, White Swan and the species purpurea seem to be the best selections for
hot dry areas.