RATIBIDA

FAMILY: Asteraceae

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9

Plant Details

Stiffly erect, branched, roughly hairy plants with deeply cut leaves. Flower heads like those of black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) but have fewer ray flowers and a taller, more prominent central cone. Plant with other easy-care perennials.

R. columnifera. MEXICAN HAT. From the Great Plains. To 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Flowers have drooping, yellow or brownish purple rays and a tall, columnar brown cone; look like sombreros.

R. pinnata. PRAIRIE or YELLOW CONEFLOWER. Native to central North America. To 4 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with yellow rays and a nearly globular brown cone.

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