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Echinacea paradoxa - Yellow Coneflower (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Echinacea paradoxa

Yellow Coneflower

A Missouri and Ozark Mountain native, Echinacea paradoxa or yellow coneflower boasts large, bright yellow flowerheads. Its sweetly fragrant, daisy-like blooms appear in midsummer and have yellow petals that droop and surround a brown central cone. Butterflies and bees frequent its blossoms and small seed-eating birds will feast on its dried flowerheads. Best flower display is mid-June to mid-July, sometimes with continued bloom throughout the summer.

Additional:

Missouri native!

Yellow Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however removal of spent flowers improves appearance.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea paradoxa

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Focal Point
Specimen
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Native
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower
Naturalizing
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea paradoxa
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum takesimense 'Atlantis™')
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Little Bluestem Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium )
Blue False Indigo Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis )
Pale Coneflower Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida )
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris spicata )
Catmint Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low')
Similar Plants to Echinacea paradoxa
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')
Pale Coneflower Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida )
Purple Coneflower Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea )
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows')