RATIBIDA columifera (Prairie Coneflower)

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Prairie Coneflower is a smaller plant than most other yellow flowered coneflowers. Its cone is rather long compared to other, with the rays usually about as long as the cone where other coneflowers in Minnesota have rays much longer than their cone. It is a native, late-season herbaceous perennial in...
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Prairie Coneflower is a smaller plant than most other yellow flowered coneflowers. Its cone is rather long compared to other, with the rays usually about as long as the cone where other coneflowers in Minnesota have rays much longer than their cone. It is a native, late-season herbaceous perennial in the Aster family. The prairie coneflower is used as a landscaping plant in meadows and prairies. The plant has medicinal properties that are pain-relieving. A tea has been used to relieve the pain of headaches and to treat stomach aches and fevers.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 31,250 1,000
1/4LB 125,000 4,000
1/2LB 250,000 8,000
1LB 500,000 16,000
5LB 2,500,000 80,000

Scientific Name: Ratibida Columnifera

Common Name: Prairie Coneflower

Plant Type: Biennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: North America, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest 

Height: 12-36"

Spread: 36 "

Habitat: Dry fields, Prairies, Along roads, Railroads  

Zone: 3-8

Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade   

Blooming Season: Summer (June to August)

Attracts: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds

Resistant: Drought, Deer

Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant  

Flower Color: Yellow 

Water Requirement: Average 

Soil Type: Well-drained, Shallow, Clay, Rocky   

Soil pH: Weakly acidic to moderately alkaline 

Advantage: Easy to grow

Uses: Medicinal uses, Pain-relieving, Fever-reducing, Stomach aches and fevers

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