Purple Coneflower (2-Pack) Purple Coneflower (2-Pack) Purple Coneflower (2-Pack) Purple Coneflower (2-Pack)

Purple Coneflower (2-Pack)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $14.99
If you crave terrific, multi-purpose plants for your garden, add purple coneflower to your beds. The large, striking blooms look gorgeous in mixed borders and cottage-style gardens, but they’re also easy to grow, heat and drought resistant, bloom for months, make gorgeous additions to floral arrangements, feed birds and pollinators—and offer health benefits, too! You’ve probably heard about the immune-boosting properties of Echinacea, the botanical name for coneflowers. Plant your own coneflowers so you can sip a cup of homegrown tea while watching the butterflies and hummingbirds sip nectar from the flowers and the finches snack on the seeds. Purple coneflowers make a great companion plant in the veggie garden—they not only attract pollinators, but they also beckon beneficial predatory insects that control pests like aphids and tomato hornworms. Plant in full sun to partial shade in rich, well-drained soil. Blooms June through October. Perennial zones 3 to 9. Read More

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The Highlights

Features Large, daisy-like purple flowers attract pollinators Garden use Cut flower, pollinator plant, companion plant, medicinal
Light Full sun to partial shade Matures Harvest flowers June – October as needed for tea; 1 to 2 years to harvest roots
Planting time Spring or fall Plant size 24 to 36 inches tall
Plant type Perennial Soil Fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates sandy and clay soil.
Spacing 18 to 24 inches apart Type Perennial

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.