Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Prairie Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower

Prairie Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower

Ratibida pinnata

Full sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich soil preferred but tolerates poor soils including clay, moderately acid to neutral pH.  3-5 feet height, blooms for a long period in summer, yellow flowers, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(30)

Native Region:  Scattered statewide but primarily in Middle Tennessee

Tall, showy plant that is easy to grow from seed and very durable.  Best planted en masse because individual plants are narrow and sparsely leafed.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.

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