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Ratibida makes so many good seed heads, try taking a whole one once dry and smushing it into the soil to see if a seedling or two results.
One look at the two-toned flowers on Ratibida columnifera 'Pulcherrima' and you may think, hey, isn't that a coneflower?
The columnar cones and fine-textured foliage of Ratibida columnifera distinguish it from other coneflowers.
Known also by its scientific name, Ratibida pinnata, the Yellow Coneflower is also called by several common names, the Prairie Coneflower, the Pinnate Prairie-coneflower, or the
Ratibida, named because the central disk rises so high that the dainty bloom looks like a sombrero.
There you will learn that the plant's botanical name is Ratibida columnifera, and that its aroma repels deer.
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I’ve also given up on Ratibida; I think it wants it hotter and drier than my conditions can provide, and perhaps for you it’s the humidity that irks it.