- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 2-4' tall
- Mature Width: 1-3' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-3' apart
SUNSHINE YELLOW PETALS AND CHOCOLATE-BROWN CENTERS ON THIS UNCOMMON, NATIVE CONEFLOWER
- The golden yellow petals droop down while the brown cone reaches up toward the sky
- As a prolific bloomer, the native darling will bloom from early summer into early fall
- Dark green leaves and sturdy stems make this a cheerful addition floral arrangements
- In fall, when the blooms are spent, the cones turn black and the seeds have ripened - attracting goldfinches to your landscape
- A worthy addition to pollinator gardens, cut flower flowers or along a walkway
- May Benefit & Attract: Finches
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Audubon® Native Yellow Coneflower?
Bright egg-yolk-yellow petals and chocolate-brown cones distinguish this delightful, unusual species from the more common Purple Coneflower. Yellow Coneflower sports fragrant, shuttlecock-shaped flowers that nourish our native butterflies and bumblebees. Monarchs and fritillaries are frequent diners. When the flowers are finally spent in late summer, the cones turn black, but they are adorned with bright yellow once again as goldfinches rush in to devour the seeds. In fact, planting Coneflowers is one of the best things you can do to attract goldfinches to your yard. Every year, you’ll look for their rollercoaster flight pattern and listen for their chirpy call.
Yellow Coneflower’s botanical name is Echinacea paradoxa. The “paradox” comes from the fact that its petals are yellow, whereas all other Echinacea species’ flowers are pink. Plant breeders have taken advantage of this quirk by crossing Yellow Coneflower with those other species, creating new hybrids in all sorts of crazy colors. The problem is that hybrids sometimes don’t produce seed, and thus, no treats for the finches. For maximum wildlife benefit, you’ll want to choose the unaltered species, like the Yellow Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, and Pale Purple Coneflower we offer.
How to use in the landscape?
In the wild, Yellow Coneflower is quite rare, occurring only in the Ozark region of Missouri and Arkansas. Help this special, uncommon Spirit flourish by planting it in your garden!
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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How To Plant
For best results, plant Yellow Coneflower in a sunny site or in a spot that receives shade only during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be of medium fertility and must drain freely. Cold, boggy soil in winter is not its friend. Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plant looking fresh if you wish, but remember that no seedheads at all means no goldfinches and no winter interest, either. On the other hand, plants allowed to go to seed may reseed in your landscape beds—you may consider this a plus. Cut old stems down before new growth appears in spring. Coneflowers love heat and are slow to emerge, so be patient.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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