Echinacea paradoxa

Ozark Coneflower

The paradox of this species is that it's a yellow flowered member of the purple coneflower family. This brightly colored Coneflower blooms in mid-summer with large, showy yellow petaled flowers. Outstanding!
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height30-36" tall
Mature Spread15" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014539

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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30-36" tall x 15" wide (seed propagated). This is a very rare native wildflower found only in the Ozark region of Arkansas and Missouri. The paradox of this plant is that it is a "yellow" purple Coneflower! The foliage is long and narrow, the golden-yellow flowers are good sized and showy. This is a tap-rooted plant that requires several growing seasons to reach its full size, so be patient. Because Ozark Coneflower is a somewhat lanky grower, I recommend that you plant them in groups of 3 or more to maximize their impact in the garden.
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SKUHC014539
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Ozark Coneflower
Botanical Name
Echinacea paradoxa
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
15" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

This genus is invaluable for the mid- to late-summer garden, bringing color into our plantings when many spring bloomers have gone green for the season. They are native to the eastern half of the U.S. and are most commonly found growing in prairie habitats.

Echinacea thrive in our gardens when provided with well drained soils, plenty of sunshine and moderate to dry moisture conditions depending on the species and cultivars. Healthy individual coneflowers will grow in the garden for 3 to 5 years. Species and cultivars raised from seed will often reseed themselves to continue their presence in our gardens.

'Rocky Top Hybrid' echinacea, while xeric, appreciates extra moisture provided by some easily accomplished water harvesting techniques. Plant it in a wide, shallow depression and mulch amply or place right up against the north side of a low, wide rock, tilted to shed water on the Echinacea's side.

Fall Care: You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds. Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can cut back seed heads in the fall, where you don't wish the plant to reseed. Spring Care: Cut back the dry stalks to the crowns of the plant in early spring. Pull any unwanted seedlings in spring. They are easy to pull when young.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Echinacea plants: Purple Coneflowers: Native Grace and Beauty in the Garden and Echinacea: Rocky Top Hybrids, Echinacea - Perennial of the Year.


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