Coneflower Denver CO
Coneflower is a native North American perennial sporting daisylike flowers with raised centers. The flower, plant, and root of some types are used in herbal remedies.
About This PlantWidely renowned as a medicinal plant, coneflowers are a long-flowering perennial for borders, wildflower meadows, and prairie gardens. Blooming midsummer to fall, the plants are relatively drought-tolerant and rarely bothered by pests. The flowers are a magnet for butterflies, and the seeds in the dried flower heads attract songbirds. Flower colors include rose, purple, pink, and white, plus a new orange variety. Plants grow 2 to 4 feet tall, depending on variety.
Special FeaturesEasy care/low maintenance
Good for cut flowers
Tolerates dry soil
Site SelectionSelect a site with full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.
Planting InstructionsPlant in spring, spacing plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
CareApply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Deadhead spent flowers to extend flower period, but leave late-season flowers on the plants to mature; the seedheads will attract birds. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps.
Dates: 6/22/2013 - 6/23/2013
Location: Town Square - Nederland, CO
Highway 119 at First Street
The annual Nederland High Peaks Art Festival and Show invites you to join the fun. The focus of this friendly, outdoor show is a juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts in a beautiful mountain setting complemented by live music. This year we are pleased to have the Nederland Community Library as our Featured non-profit.
Dates: 6/27/2013 - 7/7/2013
Location: Various Venues - Greeley, CO
Fourth of July in Thornton
Dates: 7/4/2013 - 7/4/2013
Location: Multipurpose Fields - Thornton, CO
11151 Colorado Blvd.
This year, color your Fourth of July red, white, blue and GREEN! Make a party of your evening with us and carpool with family and/or friends to the event! Carpooling not only helps to reduce traffic congestion in the parking areas, it also environmentally friendly, reduces stress and increases your time to socialize!
Gilpin County Fair
Dates: 8/17/2013 - 8/18/2013
Location: Gilpin County Fairgrounds - Black Hawk, CO
Black Hawk, CO
230 Norton Drive
Black Hawk, CO
All arena and stage events plus most of the rides are free. Come visit our vendors and spend your day (and evening) having fun!