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Gray-headed Coneflower misgivings

Posted by Wildflowergma Southeast Illinois (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 17:42

Hi, does anyone have experience with growing Gray-headed Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata? It seems to be taking over in a garden where I volunteer. Some of the plants with flowers are almost 6 feet tall. The garden is normally not watered, except for new plantings. I have seen and admired Gray-headed Coneflower growing in the wild, but none were as tall as these. And the crown of each plant must be between 12-14 inches wide, also much wider than what I have experienced in the wild.

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RE: Gray-headed Coneflower misgivings

Wild, please see my response in Native Plants.


RE: Gray-headed Coneflower misgivings

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 13:26

That's precisely what I see in the wild here in Arkansas. Note that it's been a wet year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Coneflowers in habitat/Arkansas

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