5 Cool New Midwest Plants
The new 'PowWow Wild Berry' coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) dazzles with its striking hot-pink/purple hue. "Everyone is wowed by the color of this flower," says Diane Blazek of All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau in Downers Grove, Illinois. This perennial is a drought-tolerant prairie native that requires little care. Plus, it flowers the first year you plant it.