Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

The yellow petals drooping from black cones make this a prairie classic. Able to reach above other plants with tall, lanky stems, Yellow Coneflower stands out in a prairie or large garden. It is a survivor and can handle tough soils and drought. Spreads easily by seed.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds

Design Tips

Very tall, vigorous flower. Plant near middle or back of gardens.

Companion Plants

Wild Bergamot
Rough Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star
Little Bluestem