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Echinacea paradoxa

Yellow Coneflower

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Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower)

The Yellow Coneflower is unique to the Ozarks. It boasts attractive plants with smooth leaves on stout stems up to three feet in height. The flower heads are single on long stalks with drooping, yellow petals around a broad, brown, conical seedhead with yellow stamens. Naturally occurs on glades and prairies, this plant is very drought tolerant.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
18- Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Songbird
Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Butterfly Nectar