Mellow Yellows Echinacea

Mellow Yellows Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a study in harmony with beautiful blossoms ranging from cream to gold. Blooming from early summer to first frost, Mellow Yellows has a long-lasting steady supply of blooms, making it an essential garden workhorse. Butterflies, bees, and birds are frequent visitors to Echinacea, and you can leave tall, sturdy flowers up over the winter for visual interest and food supplies. Beautiful for cut flowers on long, sturdy stems.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height24-30" tall
Mature Spread12-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
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SKUHC017505

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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‘Mellow Yellows’ Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) offers a harmonic palette of color all in one plant, ranging from cream to apricot to canary yellow. This breathtaking Echinacea is all you need for a brilliant parade of summer color. Plant these easy keepers in a sunny spot where they can show off. At a height of 24-30" tall, this coneflower is nice with Ornamental Grasses, Lavender, Agastache, and Monarda. Drought tolerant once established. Deer will generally stay away. Pollinator-friendly, this is a must-have native for the summer garden. Cut flowers for bouquets, and deadhead spent flowers to encourage more growth - but be sure to leave some blooms to dry as the birds love the seeds. The seed heads are lovely during winter too. 24-30" tall x 12-24" wide.
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Associated SKUsHC017505
HC017441 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot)
HC017481 (Collection of 3)
Common Name
Mellow Yellows Coneflower
Botanical Name
Echinacea purpurea Mellow Yellows
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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