Ratibida columnifera


This North American Native is a great accent to add height and biodiversity to a green roof. A bright yellow ray surrounds a striking cone of disc flowers, is a good food source for small birds and provides an interesting seed head for winter interest.  A range of pollinators love this plant. This is a full sun plant that needs good drainage; it will self-sow a little when happy.


  • Botanical Name: Ratibida columnifera
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Winter Interest: Dormant
  • Height: 12"
  • Spread: 8"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Origin: Central and western US
  • Self Sowing: Somewhat
  • Shade Tolerant: No
  • Substitutes: Asclepias tuberosa, Echinacea purpurea,

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