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