Ratibida pinnata

Gray Headed Prairie Coneflower

Yellow Ratibida pinnata, Ratibida pinnata, Gray Headed Prairie Coneflower

36-60"' tall x 24-36" wide. Gray Headed Coneflower is a Mid-Western prairie native that blooms in the summer with large, yellow petaled flowers. Butterflies love it. Deer resistant, the seed heads are an excellent souce of food for seed eating songbirds in fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU 82032

Details

36-60"' tall x 24-36" wide. Native primarily to the Mid-Western US, this prairie wildflower is valued in the garden for its long season of mid-to-late summer bloom and its attractiveness to butterflies and seed eating birds. This deer resistant species makes an excellent cut flower and is easy-to-grow in a wide range of soil types. While slightly xeric, the plants should be irrigated in drier climates.
Associated SKUs
HBLL9XX
82032 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
HBLL951 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Gray Headed Prairie Coneflower
Botanical Name Ratibida pinnata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 36-60" tall
Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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High Country GardensRatibida pinnata
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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Pros

  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
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4.0

ratibida

By 

from colorado springs,co

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Lawn
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida pinnata:

These plants were very small the first year and rather stressed. This year they are great. The heavy rains have helped them grow large and ready to have a lot of blooms.

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5.0

Wonderful plant! I'd been wanting it for awhile.

By 

from Roxborough, Colorado

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Nice And Tall
  • Unusual Blooms
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Native Plant

    Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida pinnata:

    I planted this in the back of my garden, and it compliments everything around it. Easy to maintain, and I have no negatives about this plant. What first attracted me to this particular Ratibida was the relaxed, natural look of the blooms as well as it's hardiness.

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    5.0

    Great spot of color in garden!

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    from Lanesville, IN

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida pinnata:

      I live in southern Indiana where summers are quite humid and hot with upper 90's common. Winters can drop below 0 at times with teens quite common. I have had this plant for many years and it NEVER fails to wow me. Flowers last forever and are bright showstoppers of color. I love this plant! The only con I have is that it has not spread much since planted. It never fails to appear, however.

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      1.0

      Can't Take the Heat

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      from Austin, TX.

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Not For Really Hot Locals

        Best Uses

          Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida pinnata:

          Plant looked good through the spring, but when we had our summer heat it failed. After 42 straight days over 100 with an average of 72 dew point humidity levels it just wilted and died.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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