Echinacea paradoxa (Asteraceae)
Yellow Purple Coneflower
This prairie species is a rare form of Echinacea with gracefully drooping rays of warm yellow. Flowers mature into spiky cones, providing plenty of seed for birds. A tough plant for full sun and lean soils, and a parent of many Echinacea hybrids.
Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: early-summer
Container size: Qt.