Yellow Cone Flower
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Yellow Cone Flower Overview
Echinacea paradoxa is a clump-forming deciduous perennial with a bushy habit and stems bearing long, narrow leaves. It produces daisy-like flowers in summer, and early autumn with golden-yellow rays droop from a brown conical-shaped centre. Also known as Yellow Cone Flower and Bush's Purple Coneflower, this plant prefers south or west-facing spots in full sun with soil that has good drainage. In colder areas, you may wish to cover the crown with a dry mulch to help prevent winter wet rotting the roots. These plants don't like their roots disturbed, so avoid digging them up unless they have outgrown the available space. Flowering later in the season, this plant is an excellent choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden. Cutting back spent flowering stems can help lengthen the display.
Common problems with Yellow Cone Flower
Generally pest and disease-free
How to harvest Yellow Cone Flower
Cut flowers as required for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Yellow Cone Flower
Root cuttings can be taken in late autumn or early winter.
Resentful of disturbance, however if needed clumps can be lifted in spring and divided.
Sow in spring.
Special features of Yellow Cone Flower
Attracts useful insects
Banks and slopes.
Other uses of Yellow Cone Flower
This plant suits being included in planting schemes for: Prairie, informal or cottage styles, in gravel gardens, mixed flower beds and borders and wildlife-friendly areas.