Coneflowers produce yellow daisy flowers with conspicuous brown centres, in late summer and autumn. They flower prolifically and are excellent for cutting. The common name is also used to refer to the genus Echinacea.
There are 16 species, which grow on the prairies and in woodland, in North America.
They are best grown in full sun and like a fertile, humus-rich soil, with good drainage. They struggle in drought conditions.