Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Prairie Ragwort

Packera plattensis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

6 to
18
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Although the plant is poisonous, it was used in folk medicines. Plant in drifts for early color.Good ground cover.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows in dry and gravelly areas, very drought tolerant! Full sun or light shade.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

Bright yellow daisy-like flowers in flat-topped clusters from mid-spring to early summer. Leaves grow fairly low to the ground and often have white cobweb-like hairs on them giving a grayish appearance.

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