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Yellow Coneflower

Botanical Name
Echinacea paradoxa
Min Zone
Max Zone
2 to 3 feet
12 to 18 inches
Early summer: yellow petals surrounding a brown cone
Full sun
Medium to dry, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • May self seed
  • Because of its taproot, yellow coneflower may be difficult to transplant.  Moving of plant is better attempted when dormant in early spring or late fall.
  • Works well planted en masse in a native garden, prairie or naturalized area
  • Goldfinches and other birds relish the seeds
  • Attracts a number of bees and butterflies
  • Often confused with or mistaken for Ratibida pinnata, which goes by the common names gray headed coneflower and yellow coneflower

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