15-24" tall x 18" wide. The pure yellow flowered form of the native Prairie Coneflower, colors the garden from mid-summer on with cheerful yellow daisies that attract butterflies and bees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
15-24" tall x 18" wide. This is the yellow flowered form of Prairie Coneflower. It is a wonderful native prairie wildflower that blooms from mid-summer into fall with a cheerful display of graceful daisies with petals that sweep backwards from the center cone. A good re-seeder, it will gently colonize disturbed soils and open areas. Low fertility, well-drained soil. (seed propagated)
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Yellow Prairie Coneflower
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower) are a showy group of summer-blooming native wildflowers. These xeric perennials provide seed for seed-eating songbirds. These plants are deer resistant.
Preferred growing conditions:
They grow easily in all types of soil including dry clay. (i,e, clay soil in high spots, hillsides, raised beds).
Prairie Coneflower benefits from mulching in hot, dry climates and is amenable to most common types of mulch including crushed gravel in xeriscapes.
They are xeric (waterwise) and after becoming well established during their second growing season do best with deep but infrequent watering.
Plant in full, hot sun
Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. It’s not necessary to plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
Deadhead to prolong blooming. But be sure to leave some seed heads to ripen as Prairie Coneflower are good plants for naturalizing and re-seed themselves when happy.
Fertilize Ratibida once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
Leave them standing over the winter months to provide a source of seed for seed eating songbirds. Cut back to 1-2” above the ground in early to mid-spring.
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