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Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
Asteraceae

Yellow Swish

Large yellow long-lasting flowers with drooping petals up to 2 long bloom from June through September, the prominent central cones progressively change from grey-green to brown as the flower ages, larger leaves (up to 5) are divided into 3-7 lance-like toothed segments, spreads by seed and rhizomes, anise scented seed, good rain garden plant, attracts butterflies, native bees, and other pollinators.

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
1.5-5' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8b
Perennial

Other names: Gray-headed Coneflower

Native Range: VT through s. ON to MN, south to e TX and the FL panhandle

Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 8 weeks

Prairie Coneflower Seed Packet $4.00
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