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Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea paradoxa
yellow coneflower
Echinacea paradoxa
The plump center (not really cone-shaped) develops as the flowers mature

Common name yellow coneflower
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 2-3'
Light sun

Paradoxa, because this is the only "purple coneflower" that isn't purple. Which makes it useful for the recent hybridization efforts to get all kinds of silly and funky colors of echinaceas. The species isn't nearly as commonly grown.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (22d; 65%G, 6-10d) - 35F (10w; 12%G, 4-5w) - 70F (18%G, 3-6d)
  2. Seed from '09 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (70%G, 3-8d)

Not clear that a cold stage is required, at least for reasonable level of germination.

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