Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) in the Coneflowers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 15 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 23, 2012 6:02 AM

Yellow Purple Coneflower occurs in the wild only in Arkansas where it is rare. Plants are 2 to 3 1/2 feet tall with narrow elliptical leaves. Flowering begins in early summer and lasts about 4 weeks. The flower heads are daisy-like with narrow, bright, orangey-yellow rays (petals) 3 to 4 inches long that are reflexed downward and greenish brown cones.

These flowers positively glow in the sun. Give it full sun, average soil, and dryish conditions.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Echinacea paradoxa is an early and one-time blooming Echinacea. I plant it at the edge of other plants so that they will hide the foliage after it is finished blooming. This plant seems to be more resistant to Aster Yellows. I have never seen it with that disease here, even when near another plant with it.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 21, 2018 9:30 PM

I ordered two Ozark Coneflowers from Prairie Nursery in Wisconsin back about 2005 and planted one in the front yard and one in the backyard. Both receive some full sunshine, but experience some shade also. Both have been doing fine for 12 years as medium sized clumps. The shade probably lessens the amount of yellow blooms some. They bloom a little earlier than the Purple Coneflowers and bloom about a month long. A good number of pollinators also like the flowers. This species has been crossed with the Purple Coneflower to produce a number of cultivars with red, orange, yellow, and other shades of color as the Big Sky series from Atlanta, Georgia and the Meadowbrite series from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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