Ratibida columnifera

Native.

This is a good plant for native bees.

Also known as Rudbeckia columnaris, flowers can range from yellow to a reddish brown  In my garden I will be testing this as replacement for the non-native cosmos that reliably reseed and put on a beautiful show from late July to October.  The cosmos’ foliage is denser than this rudbeckia so it may need companion grasses.   The one concern is the reddish morphing.  I want a true yellow if I can pick one out.

 

Ratibida columnifera

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Sun, Dry This perennial blooms from June into the fall. It is hardy and easily reseeds itself. Flowers come in both yellowish and reddish morphs.

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