Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom: June – August
Suggested Uses: Long-headed Coneflower is an excellent plant for upland and shoreline restorations and prairie gardens. This plant thrives in dry sandy and gravelly soils. It is a short-lived perennial, but it will reseed itself. These coneflowers have a very long blooming season and are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
Native Range: Predominantly native to the Great Plains, including western Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and butterflies. Provides a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.
Flowers: The petal-like ray flowers are about 1″ long and circle a 1″-2″ long column-like disk.
Leaves: The leaves are very deeply lobed and rough to the touch.
Other Names: Mexican Hat
More information: USDA plant profile