Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Gray Headed Coneflower Plant
Ratibida, or Gray Headed Coneflower is a great perennial in naturalistic gardens. Gray Headed Coneflower is an easy care Great Plains Plant and should be grown more often in gardens. Yellow Coneflower can reach 4 feet when in bloom. Each plant is covered in yellow flowers that last for many weeks. The dark central cone is surrounded by yellow drooping petals. This is a perennial in zones 3-10.
Ratibida will bloom best if given at least 6 hours of sunlight. This plant can take the heat and drought once established. Prairie coneflower attracts birds and butterflies over a long bloom period. Ratibida is also valuable to native bees.
This plant is great for the middle of the border. The delicate wands of yellow flowers pair nicely with purple phlox and cosmos. Gray Headed Coneflower looks right at home in natural settings and cottage gardens. When the flowers are finished blooming the dark central cone turns grey as the seeds ripen. Goldfinches love the anise scented seeds! The flower stalks are delicate but the small birds are able to perch and eat the seeds.Plants are fully rooted in 4 inch nursery pots.
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