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Ratibida pinnata

Also called Prairie Coneflower, Drooping Coneflower


Ratibida pinnata - Gray-head Coneflower

More About Ratibida pinnata

  • AKA Lepachys pinnata
  • Upright, thick-stemmed, well-branched perennial
  • Toothed, bluish-green, lance-shaped leaves
  • Daisy-like flowers form on tall stems
  • Yellow flowers with central, cone-shaped, red-brown florets
  • Very durable perennial, adaptable to both drought and heat
  • Bloom Time: July to September

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Gray-head Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ratibida pinnata grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun, however, it will tolerate a poor, dry location. A very adaptable, native perennial. May require staking. 


Ratibida pinnata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Foundation planting

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