Echinacea paradoxa – YELLOW CONEFLOWER (BUSH’S CONEFLOWER)

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This super showy and rare wildflower is highly recommended for home landscaping. It is the only wild Echinacea with yellow flowers and it became parent of many new colorful hybrids of coneflowers. Originally grows only in Ozark area of Arkansas and Missouri, but will also thrive in the gardens from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast.

The daisy-like flowers appear on rigid stems, slightly drooping petals are bright yellow (orange-yellow), large cones coppery-brown - these stay on the plant till winter. It is long quite long living perennial (about 10 years), but it will also self-seed. It will meet in flower with echinacea angustifolia, but good fellow can be also Artemisia ludoviciana, Asclepias tuberosa, Baptisia, Echinacea, Liatris, Monarda, Penstemon, Pycnanthemum or prairie grasses! Awesome in private gardens, public gardens, prairie style landscaping, naturalizing, flower borders, pollinator gardens, low maintenance plantings etc.

Soil and moisture : medium to dry soil,

Cones can be used in dry flower arrangements.

Blooming time :June, July, but can sporadically rebloom later

Size :2.5-3´ tall, 1-1.5´ wide, spacing around 1.5´

USDA zones : 5, 6, 7, 8

Culture:full sun, half sun, medium to dry, average soil, rocky soil, drained soil, shallow soil. Echinacea paradoxa and Echinacea tennesseensis tolerate more accidic soil.

Moisture Needs : dry, medium-dry, medium

Origin: native wildflower to Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma , Texas.

Deer/rabbit resistant : yes / probably yes

Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : It attracts pollinators (native bees, wasps, other small insects) and birds (especially goldfinches).

Attracts Hummingbirds : no

Pot Size : 3.5" perennial pot (1.22 pt/580 ml)