Echinacea Seeds - Yellow Coneflower
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 20 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full Sun
Soil Type: Loam, clay, or rocky material, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Echinacea Paradoxa
Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea Paradoxa) - Grown from flower seeds, this Yellow Coneflower is very similar in stature and form to Pale Purple Coneflower; however, it has brilliant yellow petals instead of the characteristic purple shades that are most often seen. It has daisy-like petals around a brown central cone, and this Echinacea plant has a deep taproot so it can survive intense sun and drought like conditions. Perfect for xeriscaping.
Great cut flower
Typically, it is seen blooming naturally in meadows, but it is also a great addition to any flower garden and is easily established from Echinacea seeds. Coneflowers makes great cut flowers and have a long vase life.
Coneflower seed | yellow
Care & Maintenance
Cut back stems as the blooms fade to encourage further flower production. Echinacea take a wide array of conditions from average dry soil to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plant flowers best in full sun. Low-maintenance and tolerates drought, humidity, heat, poor soil.
Resistant to pest and disease but sometimes suspectible to aster yellows disease. To encourage longer bloom time, flower heads can be deadheaded but not necessary. Seedheads are a delightful source of food for birds. To propogate, divide clump in the spring every 4 years. Root cuttings are also successful.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies and birds
- Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch
Yellow Coneflower grows wild in several parts of the United States, but it will grow easily elsewhere as long as it is planted in a sunny location. Echinacea Paradoxa Yellow Coneflower attracts nectar seeking butterflies in the summer and small seed eating birds in the fall. Ozark Coneflower is a common name for this species. A drought tolerant wild flower perfect for xeriscape landcapes where water conservation is desired.
- Height: 20 - 36 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Drought Resistant: Yes