I visited Mechanicsburg, PA in 2005 looking into the possibility of moving to the area. I came across a flower sale that was nearly ending and bought a “Giant” Coneflower. It was about 3 feet tall, but broke on the way back to Wellsboro. I planted it and next season it came back. We decided to move that year and when the coneflower was about 3 feet tall, I dug it up and prepared to move it again. The one stalk again got broken. I replanted this hardy perennial in a new home in the center of the garden and waited. The next summer it came back with 2 stalks and buds. I loved the blossems. However, we decided the next spring to move again and, yes I took this plant with me. Because it was early in the season and I really didn’t have my new garden laid out, I created a small area which would later become my “Rescue garden”. The giant coneflower really took off and with 2 stalks about 5 foot tall, I thought about looking for more. Still haven’t as of yet, but now we are in our 2nd full season in the same location. I had my wife take the photo of this year’s growth. I measure the tallest stalk to be over 6 feet – and it is still growing. This is truely a Giant!