ratibida pinnata (gray-head coneflower, prairie coneflower) native

Size: 1 litre
  • 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
  • zone 3
  • height 125-150cm 
  • spread 45-60cm
  • colour yellow
  • 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
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • heat tolerant
  • native to ontario
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)