10 of our Favorite Echinacea Varieties

With large daisy-like blooms that last all the way through fall, Echinacea (coneflowers) are one of our very favorite late summer blooms. Discover 10 bold varieties we love – they've just arrived to our greenhouses! Come see them blooming in all their color and glory.


Echinacea 'Cleopatra'

Full Sun • Grows 16-18" tall & 12-16" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 16-18" tall & 12-16" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Hurry in! Fresh new blooms are arriving all the time and selection may vary.


Echinacea Double Scoop 'Cranberry'

Full Sun • Grows 26-30" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 26-30" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea Double Scoop 'Mandarin'

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8• Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8• Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Quick Prairie Gardens Plant Expert Tip

If you are wanting to attract pollinators to your garden, coneflowers are a great pick. Butterflies love the nectar and the platform like blooms.
— John W, Prairie Gardens Plant Expert

Echinacea Double School 'Raspberry'

Full Sun • Grows 26-30" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 26-30" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea 'Purple Emperor'

Full Sun • Grows 15-18" tall & 12-16" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 15-18" tall & 12-16" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Quick Prairie Gardens Plant Expert Tip

If your coneflowers are starting to get to leggy or floppy, cut them down to the ground after they flower. This will allow them to bush out and encourage even growth.
— MaryAnn M, Prairie Gardens Plant Expert

Echinacea Sombrero 'Adobe'

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea Sombrero 'Baja Burgundy'

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 18-20" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 18-20" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea Sombrero 'Hot Coral'

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-28" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-28" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Quick Prairie Gardens Plant Expert Tip

Get the most blooms possible in one growing season by cutting off faded flowers, which will allow your coneflowers to focus their energy on new growth and blooms.
— Jim H, Prairie Gardens Plant Expert

Echinacea Sombrero 'Flamenco'

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • photo source:  • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 20-26" tall & 18-24" wide • Zones 4-8 • photo source:  • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea Sombrero 'Lemon'

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-18" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-18" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL


Echinacea Sombrero 'Salsa'

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-18" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL

Full Sun • Grows 18-24" tall & 15-18" wide • Zones 4-8 • Prairie Gardens, Champaign IL