Summer Flowers: Grey-headed Coneflower

Grey-headed Coneflower
Tall grass prairies.


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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens

6 thoughts on “Summer Flowers: Grey-headed Coneflower”

  1. Finally got a marsh milkweed plant from a local native plants grower. Hope it survives! I also planted some milkweed found in fields and was told that once established, it is rampant. I may transfer them to pots but don’t know if they would survive the winter in pots.


    1. Honestly, I don’t think common milkweed is suitable for gardens. I don’t know how it would behave in a pot, but I’d guess it would be hardy over a Toronto winter. Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) stays in a clump. It likes moist soil but copes okay in gardens if not too dry.


    1. Weirdly, there is a yellow purple coneflower called Echinacea paradoxa, but these are a different genus: Ratibida. ‘Tis the season for tall yellow daisies – I can’t keep track of them all.


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