Grey-headed Coneflower
Vibrant yellow flowers sway on spindly stalks during the warm summer months on this wonderful Ontario perennial. Attracts many beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies. Flower petals have a unique downward droop with central cones starting grey and turning to chocolate brown. Interesting plant for the sunny border, native plant garden, meadow or prairie. Best massed...
Botanical Name: Ratibida pinnata
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Features

Bloom colour: Yellow
Blooms: Fall - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Birds | Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 5 feet (160 cms)
Ontario
It grows well in hardiness zones:

Planting

Prairies and meadows
Water requirement: Low (prefers slightly dry soils)
Sand, Clay, Loam

Care

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers clay or sandy soils. Tolerates poor, dry soils. Deadhead to prolong blooming. But be sure to leave some seed heads to ripen as Grey-headed Coneflower are good plants for naturalizing and re-seed themselves when happy.

Pruning

Spread: Up to 60 cm

Considerations

Amazingly durable, it survives heat, drought, flooding, and winter cold.
Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Other

History

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