Ratibida | Prairie Coneflower
A native perennial, Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower) adds swaths of color to the mid-summer garden. This wildflower is valued for its long season bloom, from mid to late summer. These plants prefer full sun and are drought tolerant.
Ratibida pinnata (Gray Headed Coneflower) is attractive to both butterflies and seed eating birds and makes an excellent cut flower.
Ratibida columnifera ‘Mexican Hat’ is easy to establish and naturalizes readily. This variety is a heavy bloomer, and at maturity can produce hundreds of mahogany-red flowers edged in yellow.