The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
Native Plants at The History Center
Coreopsis and Purple Cone Flowers
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolatia) and Pale Purple Cone Flowers (Echinacea sanguinea and Echinacea pallida) share this bed near our drive entrance. Coreopsis, also known as tickseed, is a hardy flower that grows in small clumps of 1-2.5 feet tall and forms extensive colonies. The vibrant yellow flowers bloom from early spring into summer, at times blooming in the fall as well. It is easily propagated and transplanted and is an easy plant to grow, with medium water needs, and occasional deadheading in the summer to prolong the blooming cycle.