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Bush’s Coneflower

Echinacea paradoxa sometimes called yellow coneflower, is the only species Echinacea to have yellow flowers instead of the usual purple. (Hence the name paradoxa). Large, daisy-like flowers with drooping yellow to orange-yellow petals and very large, coppery-brown to chocolate brown cones bloom from mid-June to mid-July, with sporadic rebloom occurring all summer long. The seedheads persist well into the winter and are visited by goldfinches who feed on the seeds.

A Native, Naturally! Forb, it prefers full sun to part sun in rich, well-drained soil.

Image courtesy of Ivy Garth Seeds