- The large daisylike flowers with mounded heads and showy rose or pink rays (petals) are usually borne singly on stout stems, well above the foliage.
- Coneflowers are erect perennials with coarse lanceolate to ovate, often toothed leaves. Plants grow from thick taproots that are quite deep on mature plants.
- Plants grow best with adequate moisture but are quite tolerant of extended drought.
- These tough plants have deep taproots that enable them to store some water for lean times.
- Plants increase to form broad clumps. They flower throughout summer, and the rayless seedheads are attractive throughout autumn and winter.
- Division is seldom necessary and not recommended. Once divided, plants tend to become bushy with compromised flower production.
- Propagate by root cuttings in autumn.
- Sow seed outdoors in Setember or indoors in winter.
- Give seeds 4 to 6 weeks of cold, moist stratification to promote uniform germination.
50 seeds Cert. Org (GB-ORG-6)