Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Echinacea paradoxa, Echinacea paradoxa, Yellow Coneflower

Common Name: Yellow Coneflower

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: paradoxa

Cultivar or Variety: Echinacea paradoxa

Characteristics: Herbaceous.

Germination Tips: Pre-treatment of some native wildflower seeds may be necessary due to seed dormancy, however most native wildflower seed will germinate without any pretreatment if they are planted outside in the fall or early winter. Dormancy is typically broken if the seeds go through a winter freeze. If the seed will be planted inside or in the spring or summer a physical modification of the seed coat which will trigger germination may be necessary. are some of the different techniques that can be used.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3

When to Sow Seed
Late Fall
Early Winter

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow

Seed Needs Light to Germinate

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Bright Yellow

Nutritional Needs

Reproduces By
Broken Taproot

Cutting Flower

Attractive to Wildlife

Additional Uses

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