Coneflower: Dwarf Red (Ratibida columnifera)
$1.00 - $4.40
These Dwarf Red Coneflowers are native to nearly all of the United States as well as parts of Canada! Also called the Thimble Flower, the center, or cone, of this flower does have a somewhat thimble-like appearance, Three to seven rays droop downward from the base of the cone. This wildflower has served as a dye source, and the Cheyenne Indians used the parts of the plant to treat rattlesnake bites! Also used to treat poison ivy!
Coneflower: Mexican Hats (Ratibida columnifera var pulcherrima)
$1.00 - $5.60
Yellow-edged red petals create a striking display on the rare, easy-to-grow wildflower. Fast growing, it does surprisingly well in even poor soil. These curious little "Mexican Hats" make a fun cut flower, as well as being an interesting point of interest in wildflower gardens, prairies, meadows, and cottage gardens!
Coneflower: Purple (Echinacea purpurea)
$1.00 - $5.60
All the members of the Echinacea genus are native to North America, though they are becoming more rare in the wild. The genus name Echinacea comes from the Greek word for “hedgehog,” referring to the spiny seed head of the flower. Historically, this family of plants has been extensively used by Native American tribes and early settlers because of its beneficial medicinal properties. Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic, and improves the function of the immune system; it became very popular in the medical field in the early twentieth century, particularly after the extensive researches of the German Dr. Gerhard Madaus. Echinacea is still widely used as an herbal remedy, as well as being a common and well-loved addition to perennial gardens and prairie plantings.