Botanical Name: Ratibida pinnata
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 because individual plants are narrow and somewhat sparsely leafed.
Planting and Care Considerations
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.
Spread: Up to 60 cm
Water: Low (prefers slightly dry soils)
Best Soil: Sand, Clay, Loam
Amazingly durable, it survives heat, drought, flooding, and winter cold.