Ratibida pinnata - Prairie Coneflower

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Butterfly FriendlyPart ShadeBird Friendly
Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
The flowers of Prairie Coneflower rise high above rough, compound foliage from June through August with 3" long, drooping petals surrounding a tall, elongated, dark colored center disk. This sun lover is great massed at the back of a border and is a sure bird, hummingbird and butterfly attractor.
Native insects and butterflies flock to its flower
Seed from spent bloom is prized by native birds
Unique flowers are colorful and long blooming
Drought resistant and easy to grow
Loves to be massed in a garden
Compact form is perfect for small spaces

Native Range

Dry woods and prairies from Massachusetts to South Dakota, south to Oklahoma and Florida, excluding North Carolina and Maryland.

Interesting Facts

Hummingbirds are able to fly great distances and tend to migrate earlier and further than geese. Most hummingbirds spend their winters in Mexico or Central America, while most geese only fly a few hundred miles to open water for the winter.


A drought tolerant plant that withstands competition and is fast growing.  Not fussy about soils and is easy to grow. 

Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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