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Grey-Headed Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata

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About Grey-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Flower Color: Yellow
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Grey-Headed Coneflower's native range?
  Indigenous To: The North American Plains
Where Grey-Headed Coneflower is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-9
How to grow Grey-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
  Soil preference: Adaptable, but prefers gritty, fast-draining conditions.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to dry
  Instructions: Like all plains species, this one craves gritty, fast-draining soils and can tolerate draught and heat very well. Give it a hot, dry location if possible. From seed, this species performs as a classic perennial…short green growth the first year, and then the full flowering taller plant the second.

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