Ratibida pinnata
“Prairie Coneflower”
“Grey-headed Coneflower”

Ratibida pinnata Prairie Coneflower Grey Headed Coneflower
Photo by Aaron Carlson

GOT CLAY? This American native prairie flower does very well in clay, sand, not-so-good soil, dry soil or wet soil. Distinguished by its dramatic, pendulous, bright yellow petals, it forms an anise scented, central gray cone that turns brown with age. To 4’ tall, it blooms profusely from June thru Fall and looks great when 2 or 3 plants are massed together. It’s an excellent habitat plant for birds and butterflies and deer resistant, too. Good for erosion control and a great cut flower.


Full Sun 
Avg./Low Water

USDA Zones 3-10