Echinacea paradoxa Yellow Coneflower



Aptly named, Echinacea paradoxa is a yellow Purple Coneflower, hence the 'paradoxa' epitaph. Drooping yellow flower petals surround copper brown cones at the top of tall stems. Smooth, lance-shaped, dark green leaves form a basal rosette. Echinacea paradoxa's heaviest bloom is in early summer, but it may bloom sporadically throughout the summer. Fragrant and showy perennial Yellow Coneflower blooms are nice for cutting.

A clump forming Oklahoma native, Echinacea paradoxa will self sow.

Echinacea paradoxa prefers full sun and average to poor, well-drained soil. Yellow Coneflower is drought tolerant and will easily naturalize where happy. Excellent meadow plant.


  • Common Names: Yellow Purple Coneflower
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average to dryish, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-48
  • Width at Maturity: 12-18
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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