<i>Echinacea purpurea</i> 'Mellow Yellows'<br>Coneflower
<i>Echinacea purpurea</i> 'Mellow Yellows'<br>Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows'
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Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows'

This native plant is a beautiful and long-lasting coneflower, with light yellow and golden petals surrounding an orange eye. It is a vigorous and sturdy plant that makes for an excellent cut flower and lures pollinators with its nectar. Birds love the seed left from spent flowers in fall.

BENEFITS
  • Beautiful, long-lasting, golden yellow coneflower
  • Nectar fountain for pollinators and wildlife
  • Its seed is a great food source for native birds
  • Drought tolerant, easy to grow, deer resistant 
  • Deer resistant
  • Makes a long-lasting cut flower 
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

A native of the dry prairies and open woodlands of North America.

Interesting Facts

 

The prominent, bristly seed heads of Echinacea inspired the generic name of the plant, taken from the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Full sun in well-drained soils. Prefers moist soils, but once established will tolerate dry soils. Does not benefit from additional fertility.

 

Mature Size: 24-30 in. Tall x 12-24 in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

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