Yellow Coneflower

Yellow Coneflower

Latin Name: Ratibida pinnata

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic / Wet-Mesic

Soil: Loam / Clay

Size: 3-6 feet

Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: June / July / August / September

Description: This coneflower tolerates a wide variety of soil types. It is drought tolerant once established. Its yellow petals droop away from the less than 1inch purplish cones. This beautiful plant does spread easily, so give it some room or deadhead. This plant is an important component of the southern Michigan prairie. Butterflies enjoy the nectar and finches and other songbirds follow to eat up the seeds.