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Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds


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The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer

Plant Information

A common sight in the plains states, prairie coneflowers are famous for the tall cone in the center of each bloom. Lemon-yellow flowers; light green foliage. Flower size varies with amount of moisture plant receives. See red version of this species, Mexican Hat, or R. columnaris (red).
Associated SKUs
RCYQP (1/4 Pound)
RCYLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Yellow Prairie Coneflower
Botanical Name Ratibida columnaris
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 1,230,200
Soil Moisture Dry
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States except the Pacific Northwest
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Native
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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American MeadowsYellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds

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Good Growth


from Des Moines, Iowa

About Me Getting Started


  • Long Bloom Time
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors


    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds:

    These grew fast and are still blooming today. Make sure the soil is the right type or ammended properly. I have two seperate areas, one heavy with clay that did not bloom as well.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Takes Heat in Kansas


    from Kansas River Valley, KS

    About Me Avid Gardener


    • Takes KS heat


      Best Uses

      • Hope in Summer Heat

      Comments about American Meadows Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds:

      Parts of our lot are a dusting of soil on limestone rock ledge. West facing hill absorbs heat during the day and takes a sturdy plant to face the heat.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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