Dwarf Coneflower Varieties for Small Spaces

If you don't have much space, you can still grow coneflowers! Find the perfect dwarf coneflower for your garden, in a variety of colors.

Yes, you can plant coneflowers even if you only have a small garden or even a few containers on your patio. These dwarf coneflower varieties stay small but still offer maximum benefits for pollinators.

Tweety Coneflower
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Tweety Coneflower

Zones: 4 to 9
Growing Conditions: Tweety grows best in full sun, in well-drained and fertile soil. Requires regular watering when first establishing, but after, is fairly drought tolerant. The grower notes that gardeners should water these dwarf coneflower plants when the first 2 inches of soil are dry.
Appearance: Bright yellow coneflower with dark green foliage.
Size: Grows up to 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide, and blooms from early summer to fall.
Benefits: Makes an excellent container plant or a perfect selection for a cutting garden.

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Piccolino Coneflower
Hort Printers

Piccolino Coneflower

Zones: 5 to 9
Growing Conditions: Plant in full sun in average, well-draining soil. To encourage repeat blooming, trim off expired blooms.
Appearance: The grower describes Piccolino as the first double-flowering dwarf coneflower, which makes it a true standout among a massive coneflower field. Two rows of pink petals pair perfectly with the green foliage.
Size: Grows 9 to 12 inches in height, and 15 to 18 inches wide
Benefits: A pollinator favorite, Piccolino coneflowers will draw butterflies to your garden.

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Guatemala Gold Coneflower, dwarf coneflower
Danzinger

Guatemala Gold Coneflower

Zones: 4 to 11
Growing Conditions: Grows best in full sun, in well-drained, fertile soil. Grows well in containers or as a border plant.
Appearance: Rounded, short yellow petals are offset against a mound of green foliage.
Size: Reaches a height and width of only 10 inches, making it a perfect dwarf coneflower for those looking to save space in their garden.
Benefits: Blooms earlier than many coneflower subspecies, starting in late spring and lasting through early summer.

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Prima Ginger Coneflower
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Prima Ginger Coneflower

Zones: 4 to 9
Growing Conditions: Grows best in full sun in well-drained, fertile soil.
Appearance: Multicolored, eye-catching petals incorporate shades of orange and pink.
Size: Growing up to 16 inches in height and 15 inches wide, Prima Ginger offers a slightly taller coneflower while still being an excellent dwarf coneflower option.
Benefits: The grower recommends it as a great choice for the front of perennial beds.

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Delicious Nougat Coneflower, dwarf coneflower
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Delicious Nougat Coneflower

Zones: 4 to 9
Growing Conditions: Plant this dwarf coneflower in full sun, in well-drained, fertile soil.
Appearance: A delightful differentiation from a typical coneflower, Delicious Nougat features several layers of white petals, green foliage, and a chartreuse center.
Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide
Benefits: Like other plants in the coneflower family, bees, butterflies and birds will flock to the blooms.

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Kim's Knee High coneflower
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Kim’s Knee High Coneflower

Zones: 3 to 9
Growing Conditions: For best results, grow these compact coneflowers in full sun.
Appearance: Kim’s Knee High offers the traditional purple coneflower look in a smaller size.
Size: Plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
Benefits: The dried seed heads offer winter interest and food for seed-eating birds like goldfinches.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily Hannemann is an associate editor for Birds & Blooms Digital. Throughout her years with the publication, she has written multiple articles for print as well as digital, all covering birding and gardening. In her role as associate editor, she is responsible for creating and editing articles on the subject of birding and gardening, as well as putting together Birds & Bloom's daily digital newsletter. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a master's degree in magazine journalism and undergraduate degrees in journalism and English, she has more than eight years of experience in the magazine, newspaper, and book industries.