Purple coneflowers are great for my area. We can have a frost before Memorial Day. We can have a frost by Labor Day. The purple coneflowers don't care!
The first year the coneflowers bloomed the butterflies showed up.
I start coneflowers in the Winter of the next planting season. They establish their roots in the first growing season. I don't usually get any blooms. In the 2nd outdoor growing season the plants really take off. They grow even larger with more blooms the next year.
Here is how to seed save purple coneflowers. Here are some purple coneflowers finished for the year.
Collect the seed heads in one container.
They are beautiful, hardy, long blooming flowers!