Ratibida pinnata

Yellow Coneflower, also know as Gray Headed Coneflower, is an Endangered species in Pennsylvania. I’ve observed many of our native birds and insects visiting them. This makes for a Goldfinch haven! With its bright yellow flowers, it provides as a popular feeding spot for native bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. Yellow Coneflowers will usually reach 3-4 ft. in full sun and perhaps a bit taller in partial sun. In the wild, it’s often found in prairies, open woodlands or roadsides. This is a host plant to the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

July to Sept

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

3-5 Feet

Host plant to

Silvery Checkerspot Butterflies