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Yellow Cone Flower

Echinacea paradoxa

Also known as

Bush's Purple Coneflower

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    Cuttings

    Root cuttings can be taken in late autumn or early winter.

    Division

    Resentful of disturbance, however if needed clumps can be lifted in spring and divided.

    Seed

    Sow in spring.

    Special features of Yellow Cone Flower

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Ground cover

    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.