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Prairie Coneflower

Ratibida spp.

Also known as

Mexican Hat

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prairie Coneflower Overview

Ratibida is a small genus with roughly 7 hardy, biennial and perennial species also known as prairie coneflowers, originating from North America and Mexico. Foliage is divided pinnately and terminal, daisy-like flowers are produced at the tips of vertical stems. These are yellow, orange, red or a combination of these colours, with long ray-florets and characteristic spherical or cone-shaped central disc-florets.

How to propagate Prairie Coneflower

Division

Seed

Special features of Prairie Coneflower

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Prairie Coneflower

Cut flowers