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.