Echinacea paradoxa Seed (Yellow Coneflower)

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Echinacea paradoxa Seed (Yellow Coneflower)

The most exceptional of the Echinaceas because the petals are yellow rather than purple. Medicinal uses also.

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(Echinacea paradoxa)

Leaves are long and narrow. Height 24-36". Native to open woods, balds, and rocky prairies especially common to the Arkansas Ozarks and Missouri. Deserves a place in both medicinal and ornamental gardens. The most exceptional of the Echinaceas because the petals are yellow rather than purple, hence the name Echinacea paradoxa.

Medicinal: All 9 species are medicinally important and all parts of the plant have some activity. Several pharmacological studies have demonstrated immuno-stimulant, bacteriostatic, and anti-viral activity. It may be used as an anti-microbial anywhere in the body. It activates macrophages, increases white blood cell levels and inhibits microbial hyaluronidase, an enzyme that causes host cells to break down. Echinacea is often used as a short term immune stimulant (2 weeks maximum), but it is contraindicated in autoimmune system disorders and progressive diseases.

Details:

Flowers:Yellow petals drape from large central cone
Foliage:Long narrow leaves
Lifecycle:0    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:24-48
Diameter:8 to 12
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:3 to 10
Propagation / Germination:Stratify seeds to at least 4 to 8 weeks. Additional germination information included with order.
Spacing:12
Sun:Full sun

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