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Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)

$10.00
Item #:
607948
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September
Item #:
607948
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September

Description

Hardy, summer-flowering, North American perennial
Description:  Striking yellow, reflexed ray florets (petals) and a conical, chocolate-brown disk
Habit:  Single flowers rise on slender, 2-4’ tall stems; basal leaves form clumps up to 2’ wide
Culture:  Prefers well-drained, medium to dry soil and full sun; drought-tolerant
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds, cut flower, deer resistant, drought tolerant

Coneflowers are North American species used as medicinal herbs for centuries by Native Americans and Europeans.  They have been used for everything from preventing colds and flu to treating snake bites and smallpox.  Many species are now endangered in the wild due to over-collecting.  The "paradox" of this species, which is found in the Central Plains and the Ozarks, is that the petals are yellow instead of the usual purple.  It was identified in 1902 and is being propagated responsibly in the nursery trade today.  Deer are not attracted to this plant. 

 

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