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At Prescott Park, home of an All-America Selections Gardens in Portsmouth New Hampshire, the coneflowers, zinnias, coleus and torenia bedding plant displays caught our eye.
Butterflies and hummingbirds love coneflower blossoms, and then winter birds such as our trim Oregon juncos feast on their seeds in winter.
Native butterfly favorites include purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), tall blazing star (Liatris aspera) and common sunflower (Helianthus annuus).
Barnett's list included prairie smoke, coneflower, compass plant, obedient plant and butterflyweed — native prairie plants that bloom at different times — as well as native shrubs including filbert, which produces fruits for wildlife in fall.
Whichever one chooses, coneflower is easily grown in a wide range of soil types, including clay.
The homegrown selection includes ferns, Virginia bluebells and wood poppy for shady gardens, as well as plants that attract pollinators, such as cardinal flower and coneflower.
Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, is another good antibiotic substitute for colds and the like.
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