RATIBIDA pinnata (Grey-Headed Coneflower)
Ratibida Pinnata commonly known as ‘Grey-Headed Coneflower’ is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. Known by some other common names such as ‘Pinnate Prairie Coneflower’, ‘Yellow Coneflower’. It is native to the central and eastern United States and Ontario in Canada. Missouri native plant which typically occurs in dry woods, prairies and along railroad tracks. Interesting plant for the sunny border, native plant garden, meadow and prairie.
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Scientific Name: Ratibida Pinnata
Common Name: Grey-Headed Coneflower
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Central North America
Height: 36 to 60 "
Spread: 18 to 24 "
Habitat: Dry woods, Prairies, Railroad tracks
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Clay, Sandy, Calcareous
Soil pH: Neutral (6-7)
Advantage: Medium maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Cut flowers, Wildflower bouquet, Shoreline restoration projects, Raingardens