Prairie Coneflower

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Prairie coneflower is a typical wildflower. See more pictures of perennial flowers.

Prairie coneflower, which also goes by the name Mexican hat, is a wonderful addition to the habitat garden, as its flowers attract butterflies.

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A raised central cone and narrow, drooping, yellow petals compose the blooms of this tall wildflower, which does very well in a meadow planting or in the border. It requires a sunny spot, and will do well in most soils including clay.


Prairie Coneflower Quick Facts


Scientific Name: Ratibida pinnata

Scientific Name:Ratibida pinnata

Common Name: Prairie coneflower

Type of Plant: Perennial

Growing Zones for Prairie Coneflower: Hard to zone 3

Growing Conditions for Prairie Coneflower: Sun, moist soil


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