Ratibida pinnata
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 1.0-1.5 metres; 3.0-5.0 feet Spread: 0.45-0.6 metres; 1.5-2.0 feet Sun: Full sun Water: Medium Fruit: Cones attractive to goldfinches and other small birds Wildlife: Attracts butterflies Bloom Colour: Yellow Tolerates: Drought; poor, dry and clay soils Culture: Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers nutrient-poor clay or sandy soils. Noteworthy Characteristics: This gray-headed coneflower typically occurs in dry woods, prairies and along railroad tracks and roads. Species name of pinnata is in reference to the pinnate leaves. Long summer bloom period. Garden Uses: Interesting plant for the sunny border, native plant garden, meadow or prairie. Best massed because individual plants are narrow and somewhat sparsely leafed.