Echinacea purpurea 'Mellow Yellows'
- A whole series devoted to various shades of yellow
- Vigorous grower & heavy bloomer
- Long blooming season
The exquisite flowers of Echinacea 'Mellow Yellows' range in shades of yellow from pale cream to soft, buttery yellow to dark gold and all have bright orange centers. The flowers are long lasting, bloom on sturdy stems, and make excellent cut flowers. They mix very nicely with many other flower colors, especially purple and lavender. The nectar and seeds are an important source of food for pollinators and wildlife throughout the year. Try a new color of coneflower in your garden this year to brighten up your summers! Each individual plant is one color in the series. Bred from species native to North America.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalalizing, Prairie Gardens, Rain Gardens, Rock Gardens, Wildflower Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Blooming, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Alkaline Soils, Range of Colors, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade. Adaptable to most soil types, but does best in medium to dry, well drained soil. Provide regular watering the first year or two to establish. Deadheading will help promote continuing bloom through the summer. At the end of the season, leave spent flowers intact, as many birds will use the seeds as a food source through winter. In spring, cut spent material to the ground. May occasionally re-seed, but not invasive.