Some plants are standouts, and with its instantly recognizable form, the native Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) should be included on that list.
With a high contrast between the cheerful orange-yellow petals and their delightfully droopy form, this native plant has a ton of personality. It would be a marvelous addition to a sunny and well-drained wildflower garden.
Easy care and highly adaptable, it performs best in well-drained soil. Once established, this is a water-wise plant that blooms from July to September. You'll love this bold addition to your backyard landscape.
A flower of many names, this variety is often reffered to as Gray Head, Gray Headed Coneflower, Pinnate Coneflower, and Prairie Coneflower. No matter what you call it though, there is no masking the many benifits it has to offer.
Not only is it easy to take care of, it has quite the reputation for bringing many pollinators and other benefitial insects around. Butterflies, bees, and many others will flutter to this specimen, pollinating an abundance of plants along the way!
Pair it with other rough-textured plants, like Yucca, Black-Eyed Susans, and Purple Coneflower. Or, for a very fresh feel, plant this as a partner to a Rainbow or White Knock-Out® groundcover rose hedge.
You could also create a very effective contrast against Bee Balm, Salvia, Russian Sage and other blue-violet selections. Try this in a fun seasonal container as a "Filler".
The shuttlecock shape may inspire you to set up the Badminton court. What a fun game for a family get-together!
Because this is the real deal, native plant, it may be regulated in some areas as it may do a little "too well", but don't worry. Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to follow all local, state and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive in your area. You're good, we've got this.
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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ratibida pinnata|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Medium to Low|