Friday, July 23, 2010
Purple coneflowers are great addition to a southern garden. They are a reliable perennial, drought tolerant, and the butterflies love them. Birds like to eat the seeds too, so I don't dead head mine.
I got my start with coneflowers from my friend and neighbor Kiki. She had a huge patch of purple coneflowers and was nice enough to dig me up some. She only gave me 3-4 plants, but they have multiplied into a ton of plants! I'm going to divide them soon and give my granny some.
Coneflowers are one of the few plants that tolerate Louisiana summers. They hardly ever wilt and keep blooming all summer long!