Low maintenance, long lasting and cheerful, coneflowers are a favorite in the perennial garden. Coneflowers, also called echinacea, have bold, daisylike flowers on strong stems, making them a delight in the garden as well as cut flower arrangements. Pollinators love them too. These native perennials attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. If left standing, their flower seed heads also provide food for songbirds. Coneflowers love the sun and do best in a sunny location or partially shaded areas that receive several hours of sunlight each day. They are easy to grow, and once established, are drought tolerant. Coneflowers can be planted in a variety of setting, included mixed perennial gardens, prairie gardens, naturalized settings and cutting gardens.