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Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 100 Seeds USA Company

Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 100 Seeds USA Company

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Ratibida pinnata, commonly known as yellow coneflower or gray-headed coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. Here's an overview of its characteristics:

Appearance: Yellow coneflower typically grows between 2 to 5 feet (60 to 150 cm) tall. It features slender, branching stems that bear bright yellow, daisy-like flowers with drooping petals surrounding a prominent cone-shaped center. The flowers bloom atop long, wiry stems from mid to late summer, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Leaves: The leaves of Ratibida pinnata are deeply lobed and pinnately divided, giving them a feathery appearance. They are arranged alternately along the stems and are typically gray-green in color.

Habitat: This plant species is commonly found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands across much of central and eastern North America. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soils.

Cultural and Ecological Significance: Yellow coneflower is valued for its ornamental beauty and ability to attract pollinators to the garden. It is also an important native plant in prairie ecosystems, providing nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

Medicinal Uses: In traditional Native American medicine, various parts of the yellow coneflower plant were used to treat ailments such as sore throats, headaches, and snakebites. However, it's important to note that modern medical evidence supporting these traditional uses is limited, and the plant should not be consumed without proper guidance.

Gardening and Landscaping: Ratibida pinnata is a popular choice for wildflower gardens, prairie restorations, and naturalized landscapes. It is relatively low-maintenance once established and can tolerate drought conditions once established.

Growing instructions

  1. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil.
  2. Lightly rake the seeds into the soil so that they are barely covered with the soil. The seeds need light to germinate.
  3. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout. The seeds usually sprout in 3-4 weeks.

The seeds can also be started in pots indoors and then transplanted when they have a few leaves.


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