Coneflower - Yellow Prairie - Ratibida columnaris
Perennial Open Pollinated. These are a common sight in the plains and are named for the tall cone centered in each blossom. The red variety of this species are called "Mexican Hat." Drought tolerant perennial found along roadsides, meadows, and disturbed areas in its native range. Can be planted in the garden plot or in a naturalized meadow setting. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms in summer
Attracts: Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects
Soil: Requires gritty, loose soil
Native: Western US
USDA Zone: 3-9
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 20-45 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Perennial Native Ratibida columnaris Yellow Height: 24-30 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~3144 seeds/pack)