Phonetic: ruh-TIBB-ih-duh pih-NAY-tuh
Yellow Coneflower has stiff and rough-feeling coarse leaves, and showy yellow flowers which have droopy soft yellow rays. The cone-like green centers eventually change to a dark purple or brown. Many insects are attracted to this plant such as butterflies and bees. It grows and transplants very easily, is drought-tolerant, and makes an excellent cut flower.
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Bloom Time: June, July, August
- Soil Type: Medium
- Mature Plant Size: 3-4'H, 1.5-2'W
- Plant Spacing: 2'
- Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly
- Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
- Advantages: Cut Flower, long blooming, tolerates drought and clay soil
- Landscape Uses: Cottage gardens, mass planting, meadow, perennial borders
- Companion Plants: Anise Hyssop, Butterfly Weed, Golden Alexanders, Purple Coneflower, Wild Bergamot
- Deer Resistant