Drooping coneflower

Ratibida pinnata

Drooping coneflower - Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Drooping coneflower
Genus: Ratibida
Species: pinnata

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Grown for their unusual yellow flowers which have long column-like centres these plants will thrive in hot dry spots where most others would fade.Strictly speaking they are perennial but are more usually biennial and often treated as an annual and replaced every year. They will put on a really good summer display in the border and the flowers can also be cut and brought indoors to bring a naturalised touch to a vase.

  • Garden care: Avoid overwatering and stake if grown in exposed areas. Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base in autumn if you would like to try to keep it for another year.

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