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botanical name:
Echinacea paradoxa
Echinacea paradoxa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Yellow Cone Flower
synonyms:  Brauneria paradoxa, Echinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa, Echinacea atrorubens var. paradoxa
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Sturdy upright habit. Large solitary flowers with down-swept, golden yellow petals and large cone-shaped dark brown centres, borne on erect stems in summer.

Well drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun. Will tolerate dry soils and hot conditions.
Deadhead to prolong flowering.

From seed or by division.

Extensively used in herbal medicine.

other notes:
Prarie wildflower from Arkensas, Missouri and Texas.
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