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Flowers Are Blooming at Brightside!
As spring turns into summer, we have noticed our summer and full sun blooming! We are so excited to share those with you.
Gray-head Cone Flower
The gray headed coneflower is a Missouri native plant which most often occurs in dry woods, prairies and along railroad tracks and roads. This flower grows best in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. It prefers clay or sandy soils and tolerates poor, dry soils.
The black-eyed Susan is species of coneflower, which is a Missouri native and occurs in both dry and moist soils in open woods, glades and thickets. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun and tolerates hot and humid summers as well as some light shade. You should deadhead to prolong bloom and divide when clumps become overcrowded.
Purple coneflower is a Missouri native plant which occurs in rocky open woods and prairies throughout the State. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, but is best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil.
Prairie Blazing Star
Unbranched stalks bear dense spikes of magenta flowers in July and August on strong stems. The nectar-rich flowers are a favorite with butterflies and hummingbirds and songbirds love the seed. The flower thrives in full sun and moist, well-drained soil but will grow in drier conditions as well.