Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Long-headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower

Long-headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower

Ratibida columnifera

Full sun, medium to dry moisture, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1-3 feet height, blooms in summer, yellow/orange flowers, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(30)

Native Region:  Occurs only in two counties – Campbell and Davidson

Colorful, attractive flowers on a fast-growing wildflower that is not fussy about soils and easy to grow from seed.  It is a member of the Aster Family that is most noted for the long, cylindrical center disk in each flower.  Attracts butterflies.

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