Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Butterfly Mix’ has non-drooping flowerheads, broad petals of varied colors surrounding a bronze-orange or green and dark orange cone. The vibrant ‘Butterfly Mix’ comes in gorgeous, eye-catching colors of dark-pink, purple, red, orange, yellow, white, and magenta! It is a good cut flower. The horizontal flowers also attract butterflies like a magnet and the seeds are sought by birds. Seed heads left to ripen will invite finches. They have a long period of bloom, and the seed-heads are attractive as the bloom fades. This is an easy-to-grow plant!
The Coneflower is attractive when massed or grouped with other perennials. ‘Butterfly Mix’ coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It will tolerate heat, drought, and wind. The coarse, dark leaves are attractive before flowering and the stiff habit make an attractive addition to either a formal or a cottage garden. This reliable plant can be incorporated as individuals into mixed planters with trees and shrubs. Its natural home is with other perennials in a flower border. It also works well in wild gardens and with native plants, where the rangy character is right at home.