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Ratibida pinnata

Gray-head Coneflower

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Ratibida pinnata (Gray-head Coneflower)

Blooms profusely all summer with large yellow flowers that have drooping petals. The flowers surround a brown seedhead that birds eat from if plants are left standing. It is good for erosion control, looks well in masses or prairie plantings and will self-seed.


Height
36-48 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Medium Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Good Companions
Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (flexuosum)), Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds