Butterfly Mix, 25% off: 24 Purple Coneflower, 24 White Coneflower, 24 Black Eyed Susan

This is the perfect solution when you want to attract butterflies.

Save 25% on this package of plants that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds (and birds) for full sun or part sun in zones 3-10!

When gardeners wish to attract butterflies, they often end up with this trio of perennials resulting in a parade of beautiful butterflies. Purple Coneflower and White Coneflower are the highest of the three garden standards reaching up to 3 feet. With regal ruby petals and elegant white petals both offer blooms the size tea-cup saucers filled with sweet nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Black Eyed Susan reaches about 2 feet in height, offering a second layer of sunny golden blooms dotted with chocolate drop centers. This perennial trifecta is guaranteed to bring long blooms (June-October in most regions) that will be a hit with butterflies during the growing season and birds once the flower heads go to seed.

With this package you will achieve beauty outside, the ability to bring gorgeous cut-flowers inside, and a butterfly/hummingbird feeding frenzy you won't want to stop watching. And did we mention we've discounted this package just for you?

Hover over or click the butterfly thumbnails below for photographs of butterflies on these three plants.

This package includes:
- 24 Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Purple Coneflower) plants in 3 1/2" pots
- 24 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (White Coneflower) plants in 3 1/2" pots
- 24 Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black Eyed Susan, Golden Coneflower) plants in 3 1/2" pots


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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Purple Coneflower) is easy to grow and forms neat clumps of foliage. From early summer to early autumn, it produces dazzling, vibrant, rose-pink/purple daisy-like flowers that beckon butterflies and hummingbirds. In addition to less droopy petals, its blooms are lightly fragrant and at (up to) 6 inches across, larger than most other Echinaceas. Magnus is moderately tolerant of salt and is by far one of the best perennials on the market today. Mature height 24-36" and a spread of 18-24", spacing 15-20". [ more information ]

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (White Coneflower) is a coneflower offering ease of growth and tidy clumps of foliage. From early summer to early autumn, it produces striking, bright, fragrant, white daisy-like flowers. This cultivar has prominent coppery-green central cones that are surrounded by white radial petals. 'White Swan' has a mature height 24-36" and a spread of 18-24", spacing 15-20". [ more information ]

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black Eyed Susan, Golden Coneflower) has giant masses of dramatic 1- to 2-inch golden-yellow blooms encasing a chocolate brown/black cone center. Tolerant of heat, drought and poor soil, perennials do not come any easier or more hardy and striking. 'Goldsturm' works exceptionally well in both residential and commercial landscapes, because of its durability and dramatic visual impact. It attracts butterflies, makes an excellent cut flower, and adapts to a wide variety of soil conditions. Once established, it spreads rapidly. Mature height 18-30", spacing 12-24". [ more information ]
General information about Echinacea:
Like a well-aged Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, Echinacea are long-standing perennial plants whose faithful bloom will be a welcome sight every year by both humans and butterflies who are highly attracted to the flowers. Indeed, they are prolific bloomers with attractive foliage and unmistakable, beautifully formed flowers.

Echinacea are known for large flower heads that in fall turn to seed that birds love. If you have a cut flower garden, without question, you will want some because they are lovely and long-lasting in bouquets as well as dramatic in dried flower arrangements. As for naturalizing, you can’t ask for more from a plant. And when it comes to borders, Echinacea are frequently chosen for their ability to draw a visual dividing line between one area and another without the use of hard-scape materials.

Their coarse, deep green 8-inch leaves are serrated and act as a pleasing foil for smaller plants. Flowers abound in early summer and then continue until frost. The flower heads have rays and greenish centers that change to an orange/brown over the season. At maturity, the rays angle downward and the center assumes a distinctive cone shape (thus their nickname, Coneflower).

Coneflowers are tolerant of poor soil, heat, humidity and drought; in addition, deer tend to avoid them. If you are planting in southern zones, you’ll quickly be rewarded by their rapid spread while those who plant in northern zones will still appreciate a moderately fast spreading rate. Echinacea prefers well-drained soil in full sun so southern heat and humidity aren't bothersome and blooms last a long time both on the plant and in a vase.

Things to Note
You’ll want to keep in mind that deadheading will prolong flowering and prevent seeding. At the same time, should you have the room to allow the flowers the opportunity of going to seed, you will be rewarded by birds going crazy for Echinacea seeds as well as enjoying the beauty of the seed heads throughout the winter (especially in snow). Remember, if you do choose to remove them, leave foliage at the plants' base to overwinter.

Interesting Facts
Not only is Echinacea a prized perennial for many gardeners, but it is also a potent medicine. Reports state that ingestion of this plant increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flues, fights off viral, bacterial and fungal infections, purifies the blood, and flushes waste from the lymphatic system. Echinacea gets her name from the Greek word, "echinos" meaning hedgehog. Because of the spiky, hair-like foliage at the base of the plant, Echinacea garnered this nickname.
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My plants arrived just when I ordered them to arrive, and they were all in good condition--watered and mulch on the top. I have since put them in the ground and they are thriving. The price was right, too.
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All plants arrived in great shape, moist and green. Planted in less than 24hrs of arrival. Some of plants were a little root bound - but ALL had healthy roots. Looking forward to a very colorful bloom...
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Butterfly Mix, 25% off: 24 Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', 24 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan', 24 Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Pronunciation: eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah, rud-BECK-ee-ah FULL-jih-dah

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