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Ratibida Seeds - Grey-Headed Coneflower

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Ratibida (Ratibida Pinnata Grey-headed Coneflower) - Here is a great meadow flower that is easily propagated by Ratibida seeds. The drought tolerant Yellow Coneflower plant is a tall perennial that features attractive blooms that have yellow petals drooping downward, and the petals are arranged around a grayish-brown central cone.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

36 - 60 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Rich, well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.0

FOLIAGE COLOR

Dark green

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Ratibida Pinnata

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

20 - 30 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

1 ounce per 1,000 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 24 inches

This Grey-Headed Ratibida...

Is a great meadow flower, and is very attractive and showy!

 This Grey-Headed Ratibida...

Ratibida Seeds | Grey-Headed Coneflower

How to Grow

Ratibida seeds can be sown into soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established.

  • Approximately 28000 seeds per ounce
  • Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1000 square feet
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Ratibida Seeds | Grey-Headed Coneflower

Flower Specifications

If planting the flower seeds in the spring, a cold-treatment is recommended. Place seeds in the refrigerator for 4 weeks.

  • Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
  • Height: 36 - 60 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial

Ratibida (Ratibida Pinnata Grey-headed Coneflower) - Here is a great meadow flower that is easily propagated by Ratibida seeds. The Yellow Coneflower plant is a tall perennial that features attractive blooms that have yellow petals drooping downward, and the petals are arranged around a grayish-brown central cone. Also known as Prairie Coneflower, these lovely blooms attract butterflies, and as the cone dries, the seeds are eaten by songbirds. Very attractive and showy! Yellow Coneflowers also makes great cut flowers and are resistant to drought.

Grow Ratibida in rich, well-drained soil and full sun requiring very little water which makes the plants perfect for xeriscaping. It's native to many regions of the United States and can be found growing in prairies, thickets, roadsides, railroad right-of-ways, and borders of woods. It is very easy to propagate from Yellow Coneflower seeds in spring or fall though a fall seeding is recommended. Ratibida seeds can be sown into weed-free soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established. If planting the flower seeds in the spring, a cold-treatment is recommended. Place seed in the refrigerator for 4 weeks.

Approximately 28,000 seeds per ounce.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

12 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Red and yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Ratibida Columnifera

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

1 ounce per 1,250 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

This Grey-Headed Ratibida...

Is a great meadow flower, and is very attractive and showy!

 This Grey-Headed Ratibida...

Ratibida Seeds | Grey-Headed Coneflower

How to Grow

Ratibida seeds can be sown into soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established.

  • Approximately 28000 seeds per ounce
  • Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1000 square feet
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Ratibida Seeds | Grey-Headed Coneflower

Flower Specifications

If planting the flower seeds in the spring, a cold-treatment is recommended. Place seeds in the refrigerator for 4 weeks.

  • Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
  • Height: 36 - 60 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial

Ratibida (Ratibida Columnifera Mexican Hat) - Mexican Hat is a fast-growing wildflower that is not fussy about soils and is easy to grow from Ratibida seeds. The flowers are showy and have a unique look! The blooms are sombrero-shaped, with red to yellow petals drooping down, and a central brownish red cone. Ratibida Mexican Hat works wonderfully in a naturalized setting or meadow. It's drought tolerant, but if it has some moisture, the bloom season will last longer. The Mexican Hat flower is a great source of nectar for beneficial insects, and the Ratibida plants are deer resistant.

The Mexican Hat plant grows best in full sun and prefers very hot, dry locations. It is helpful to divide or thin out Mexican Hat plants every few years to maintain their vigor. Blooms mid-summer and into the fall and puts on a beautiful show! It is very easy to propagate from Mexican Hat flower seeds in spring or fall though a fall seeding is recommended. How To Grow Mexican Hat From Seed: Ratibida seeds can be sown into weed-free soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the Ratibida Columnifera seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established. Ratibida plants from grown from seed usually bloom the second year and are require very little water once established.

Approximately 52,000 seeds per ounce.

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