Ratibida Seeds (Ratibida columnifera, pinnata) - Diane's Flower Seeds
Ratibida columnifera Red has drooping, red petals outlined in golden-yellow. The petals look like a skirt or the brim of a hat surrounding the base of the column-like center. It's a casual-looking flower for the wildflower garden.

Ratibida columnifera attracts butterflies. It blooms the first year from seed if started early indoors. Self sows.

height 24"  spacing 12"


Ratibida Seeds

Ratibida species are native perennials that bloom from midsummer to fall. The drooping red or yellow petals surround a central cone. Hardy in zones 3-10.

Sowing Ratibida Seeds

Start ratibida seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun. Well-drained soil.

Ratibida columnifera Yellow has drooping, golden-yellow petals surrounding a central cone. It looks nice with other wildflowers and ornamental grasses. The long-blooming flowers attract butterflies.

Also known as Ratibida columnaris, Long-headed Coneflower, and Upright Prairie Coneflower. Drought tolerant.

height 24"  spacing 12"


Ratibida pinnata is a tall wildflower, native to the eastern half of North America. The flowers have drooping, yellow petals surrounding a light brown cone. It attracts butterflies, and the seedheads provide food for birds.

Ratibida pinnata thrives in well-drained soil where it reseeds nicely. Plant it in the back of the border with other tall plants. Also known as Yellow Coneflower or Gray-Headed Coneflower. Requires 6 weeks cold-moist stratification.

height 4'  spacing 18"

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