Coneflower care, in comparison to other different varieties, is a bit easier. One should, therefore, make use of them in a garden to enhance its elegance.
Echinacea 'After Midnight'
This variety produces purple-red blooms that have wide petals. Cones of these flowers are black-red in color. Profuse branching of the 'After Midnight' makes them a perfect plant for containers. The blue-green foliage and purple-red petals of this flower are good for the purpose of presentation. The plant produces blooms in July and August.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
It is one of the coneflower varieties that is considered to be good for mass planting. The plants of this variety produce daisies, with golden-orange petals and brown cones. The Goldsturm variety is mainly used for mass planting, along with ornamental grasses.
Flowering season continues from mid-summer to fall. Average moisture is enough for its proper growth; it can grow well in both, clay and sandy soils. Blooming time can be increased by removing faded flowers on a regular basis.
Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'
Doubledecker is actually a two-tiered flower; rose-pink colored petals are at the base, while shorter petals are set at the upper portion of the cone. Flowers of this plant bloom in the summer season. One should note that two-tiered flowers are produced only from the second year; in the first year, the plant produces single flowers.