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Echinacea paradoxa


Echinacea paradoxa has deep yellow, daisy-like flowers and coppery-chocolate-brown central cones.

This paradoxical coneflower is the only species in the genus Echinacea to have yellow flowers instead of the usual purple. Large, daisy-like flowers with drooping yellow to deep yellow petals have very large, coppery- to chocolate-brown central cones. Smooth, lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Full sun, average to poor dryish soils. In coastal BC provide sharp drainage. Echinacea paradoxa is the parent that has made possible the red, orange, and yellow hybrids.

Common Name: Yellow Coneflower

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Glades and prairies in the Ozark regions of Missouri and Arkansas and in Kansas and Texas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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