Echinacea paradoxa

Ozark Coneflower

 
Yellow Echinacea paradoxa, Echinacea paradoxa, Ozark Coneflower

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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!

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Native
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 46049

Details

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.
SKU 46049
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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Native, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

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Too early to tell

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  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

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  • Patio
  • Pool Area

Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea paradoxa:

The plant did not reach blooming size this past year. I have had Echinacea paradoxa before and liked how it performed. It is a beautiful color that is much less fussy than the hybrids that might be in the same color range. I have had very poor results with the hybrids as have other gardening friends in this area. Hybrids seem to frequently behave as an annual unlike E. purpurea which is extremely vigorous and seeds in everywhere.

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Native beauty

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  • Attractive
  • Native

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea paradoxa:

    Here just south of the Ozarks, this coneflower blooms in mid-spring. The high winds of spring storms sometimes blow these tall flower stems on their side so planting them with tall companions or against a fence may help to keep them upright. Otherwise they are spectacular and a much appreciated native coneflower.

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    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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