Ratibida pinnata Gray-headed Coneflower



Lemon-scented, bright yellow blooms with dropping petals and prominent cones are the earmark of this U.S. prairie native. Ratibida pinnata's cheery flowers are a delight to native butterflies and bees from July to September.

Commonly called the Gray-Headed Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata thrives in average to poor, dry to moist soil. It can tolerate heat, drought, and clay soil, and is deer and rabbit resistant.

Ratibida pinnata Gray-Headed Coneflower has long, sturdy stems that would make it excellent for cutting!


  • Common Names: Gray-Headed Prairie Coneflower
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry to moist
  • Height at Maturity: 48 inches"
  • Width at Maturity: 36 inches"
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


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