The Number One Flower for Attracting Just About Everything

 

Want wildlife to come to your garden?  Plant purple coneflowers!

Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower

Aren’t I gorgeous?

Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower attract wildlife garden

Honey bee collecting pollen

Purple Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea purpurea are absolutely loaded with pollen.   So besides being gorgeous, they are like a giant dinner table for all kinds of critters.

Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower attract wildlife garden

Butterflies love them

Look how this butterfly is eating with its curvy proboscis.

Dinner is served

This one is giving me the eye while it eats.    Have you ever looked closely at a butterfly eye?   They are fascinating.   But I digress.

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This butterfly looks like a little dead leaf

I cannot tell you how much butterflies love these flowers.

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Skipper

By early afternoon each day, when the sun has warmed things up, my garden is alive with butterflies, bees, and lots more.

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Grasshopper

I am not sure if this grasshopper is having a meal, or waiting for one to stop by, but one thing is for sure, grasshoppers love these flowers.

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Ambush bug stalking a honey bee

Life’s little dramas play out over and over again, as so many creatures find this flower irresistible.

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American Goldfinch eating coneflower seeds

Purple coneflower seeds make great bird food, too, as the summer and the flowers begin to fade.

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blooming wonder

Plant a garden full of these easy care, beautiful native flowers.

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Set the table 

 

You will not be disappointed!

 

4 Comments:

  1. I never thought to stop and check out what’s buzzing or hopping around the purple coneflowers before. They’re just so pretty on their own, but paired with a fun little friend? Even better!

  2. I love the ambush bug!

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