Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Gray-head Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

36 to
48
inches

Spread:

18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in wildflower meadows, prairies and for erosion control.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full to medium sun with average soil. Also grows well in clay soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Large yellow flowers with drooping petals surround a brown seed head. Plants bloom profusely all summer. Birds eat the seed if old flowers are left on the plant. Tends to self-seed and spread but looks great in masses. Good for erosion control.

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