Bush’s Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)

Bush’s Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)

A large, yellow coneflower that stands out from the rest. Most coneflowers are purple, which gives this one its scientific name: paradoxa. It’s a deep yellow paradox worthy of any garden. Provides nectar for pollinators and seed for birds.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

A magnificent coneflower that stands out in gardens. Looks good when planted with other coneflowers or with purple flowers that bloom at the same time, such as Prairie Blazing Star or Wild Bergamot.

Companion Plants

Pale Purple Coneflower
Royal Catchfly
Prairie Blazing Star
Prairie Dropseed