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Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget' (upright prairie coneflower)

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

upright prairie coneflower

Finely cut foliage
Red and yellow flowers
Mounding habit
Excels in dry conditions

Fun, unique flowers dance above mounds of fine green foliage from June until frost. The blooms feature long, prominent cones that give way to wide, reflexed petals in shades of deep reddish-brown, orange, and yellow. This plant is by seed, so there will be variation in the red/yellow ratio in the flowers. A native prairie plant, this dwarf variety of the species performs exceptionally well in hot and dry conditions.

SIZE
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget' LP50 - 50 per flat Availability
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget' - 72 per flat Availability
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Height

18-36 Inches

Spread

18-36 Inches

Spacing

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget' Growing and Maintenance Tips

This sun-loving plant does best in well drained soils and is very drought resistant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar