Rocky Knoll Farm
Echinacea 'Mellow Yellows' (Coneflower)
The golden yellow to cream-colored blooms of Mellow Yellows echinacea attract the eyes, as well as both butterflies and bees. You can trim spent blooms to encourage more flowering during the bloom season, but many people like to leave them intact as they create an ongoing attraction and provide a food source for birds when they go to seed. They are excellent for cut floral arrangements.
Mellow Yellows are deer and rabbit resistant. These beautiful perennials grow to around 30" tall x 24" wide. They are easy to grow in various soil types, but well-draining soil is best to help young plants take root. They are hardy to -30°F when protected from windchill, and drought tolerant once established.
Note that coneflowers have a leggy growth habit, and we may need to trim the primary stocks for shipping. Their bloom times are often throughout summer and well into fall, so there is a big bloom window and pruning can actually help stimulate more new blooms. If you order late in the season, you can get them into the ground for rooting and a new burst of growth in spring.