Echinacea - Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)Yellow Ozark Wildflowers Prairie Flower
Height 30 in
Amazing coneflowers! Starlight is an improved version of Bright Light and is the only yellow flowering echinacea available. Flowers are 7 cm or 3” across with chocolate brown centres. Roots contain medicinal constituents similar to those found in E. pallida.
Traditionally used like other echinaceas for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects. Echinacea has also been used as a mouthwash to treat gingivitis. Active compounds found it it's flowerheads as well as roots. Roots are now grown for use in the herbal healthcare industry. It is also attractive to butterflies and birds, especially goldfinches. Drought tolerant. Blooms spring to early fall. Prairie native of the Missouri and Arkansas Ozark regions and makes the perfect addition to any restorative prairie garden, rock garden, as a single pop of color or grown en masse.
- Full sun
- Dry to medium well drained soil.
- Requires stratification at 30-90 days at 5°C and need light to germinate
- Outdoors: In early autumn sow outdoors and cover very lightly. Label the area.
- OR start seeds indoors: in autumn, surface sow seeds in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up and transplant to outdoors when large enough to handle.
- Note: Requires cold stratification for 1-2 months to break seed dormancy. Some seeds fail to germinate the first year and may need a second winter to overcome dormancy
- Seed Count: 10