Ratibida pinnata

Common name: Yellow Coneflower

Native plant

Yellow Coneflower has attractive, large yellow flowers and a tall, upright stature. Blooming period lasts up to 2 months and occurs mid summer.  This plant can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions but has a tendency to flop over if soils are too rich and fertile.  Full sun conditions will produce the best blooms.  Although it is rhizomatous and will form small clumps, it is not overly aggressive. A great choice for sunny landscapes and gardens.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

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