18 to 24 in.
12 to 18 in.
species is native to Texas, Oklahoma, Misourri, Arkansas
USDA zones 5-9
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Yellow coneflower is a perennial flower that grows naturally on the prairies of the Ozark regions of Missouri and Arkansas.
It has a basal clump of narrow green leaves. In mid-summer, several strong stems bear a single yellow flower with a raised center and drooping yellow petals.
Yellow coneflower has been an easy-care plant at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. The flowers are attractive when the plant is in bloom. When it's not flowering, the clump of leaves is not that noticeable.
Seedheads can be removed after the plant is finished flowering. Alternatively, they can be left through winter since the seeds attract birds.