Echinacea paradoxa

(Yellow Coneflower)


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Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Echinacea paradoxa, sometimes called yellow coneflower, is the only species in the genus Echinacea to have yellow flowers instead of the usual purple flowers (this being the paradox suggested by the species name). It primarily occurs on glades and prairies in the Ozark regions of Missouri and Arkansas. Features large, daisy-like flowers with drooping yellow to orange-yellow petals (ray flowers) and very large, coppery-brown to chocolate-brown central cones. Best flower display is mid-June to mid-July, sometimes with sporadic continued bloom throughout the summer.  The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and, if flower heads are not removed, are often visited by goldfinches.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded. Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. May self-seed if at least some of the seed heads are left in place.

Additional information

Common Name

Yellow Coneflower

Botanical Name

Echinacea paradoxa

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-36"

Width

12 to 18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

summer through fall

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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