Echinacea, or the Purple Coneflower, is a popular perennial amongst gardeners and photographers. I personally have this on my "add to my garden list." I've tried several times to start it from seed, and I tried scattering the seeds about my garden. I clearly didn't give it the care it needs, as I didn't have luck growing this flower.
If you want more information, this is a great Echinacea article. http://www.gardenguides.com/how-to/tipstechniques/herbs/echinacea.asp
After spending 12 years in a garden club, always camera in hand, it occured to me that other's might enjoy a slice of Southern California gardening life. Join me for area garden tours, garden stores, and local blooms. Hopefully this will color your world beautiful, as it does mine.
I've included monthly gardening tips from my gardening mentor, Florence Sullivan, who has recently passed away, but left a lifetime (95 1/2 years) of gardening experince behind by way of her book, "A Calendar for Growing Flowers in Coastal Southern California. (with permission of her daughter)