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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Coneflowers: Minimal Maintenance Beauty
If you are looking for an effortless way to add beautiful color and attract pollinators and songbirds to your garden, consider the addition of Coneflower plants. Also known by their genus, Echinacea, Coneflowers are a North American perennial. They grow as wildflowers in the eastern United States. Coneflowers are a member of the Asteraceae (daisy) family. While various colors can be seen within the different species, the purple Coneflower, or Echinacea purpurea, is the most popular variety found in home gardens and flower beds. Coneflowers have large blooms, and elliptical-shaped leaves are dark green with a rough texture. The foliage usually has a hairy surface, and prickly stems create a naturally deer-resistant surface.
The low-maintenance Coneflowers grow pretty readily. The blooms thrive in a spot where they will get total sun exposure. While a rich soil with a neutral soil pH is preferable, these placid plants will readily grow in soil with sand, rock, or clay. Depending on the variety, Coneflowers can grow between two and four feet in height. Plants should be planted in spring after the last frost. Space plants one to three feet, based on the specific species' maximum maturity height. Their stunning blooms peak mid-summer and last through until the first frost. Hardy Coneflowers can withstand fluctuations in seasonal temperatures and humidity levels, as they are drought-tolerant but should be occasionally watered during prolonged drought.
Coneflower require minimal maintenance
Additionally, you might have recognized this plant by the genus name Echinacea. Echinacea has been used for centuries by Native Americans as an herbal folk medicine to treat coughs, common cold, respiratory issues, headaches, and inflammation. Present-day, it is commonly found in teas to help alleviate symptoms of the common cold. It is also given to horses and cattle when they are ill. So, the Coneflower is not just a pretty flower but also thought to be a beneficial healer!
Coneflowers make a truly spectacular addition to home gardens and flower beds. The ease of growing, minimal maintenance, and health benefits coupled with the beauty make Coneflowers a winning choice. As a bonus, you can enjoy watching the butterflies, birds, and bees that will be attracted to the colorful Coneflower blooms.