Species Name:  Ratabida pinnata

Common Name: Yellow coneflower, Gray headed coneflower

Zone: 3 to 9  

Light: Full sun to light shade

Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Poor to rich

pH: 5.5 7.0

Bloom Time: late June to September

Habit: The classic prairie flower, growing 3 to 5 ft tall and blooming during the heat of the summer;
amazingly tough tolerating both heat and drought.  A must plant for the mixed meadow plantings
providing nectar for pollinators and seed heads for birds.  Easy to propagate and naturalize from seed.