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.

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ratibida columnifera

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

ratibida pinnata

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

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