Ratibida pinnata

Ratibida pinnata

Gray-headed prairie coneflower

Previous scientific name(s): Lepachys pinnata, Rudbeckia pinnata

Low to moderate moisture requirement; full sun. Perennial with black or gray disk flowers develop around a cylindrical cone from which showy yellow ray flowers droop. Blooms summer or fall in open prairies or dry woodlands. Palatable to livestock and therefore is seen mostly in areas where grazing is minimal.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
18 
- 48 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
25.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
410,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall