Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3-6 feet
Bloom: July – September
Suggested Uses: Yellow Coneflower has bright, showy flowers and is a beautiful garden addition! Its flowers and straight sturdy stems make them wonderful cut flowers for any wildflower bouquet. The yellow composite flowers are attractive to both butterflies and beneficial insects. These wildflowers are very useful in prairie and shoreline restoration projects as well as rain gardens! A great option for heavy clay soils.
Native Range: Native to the Midwest, including the southern half of Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies and moths. Yellow Coneflowers are a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. The seed heads provide food for birds.
Flowers: The disk flowers (the area between the drooping yellow petal-like ray flowers) turn gray at maturity and have a strong pleasant odor when crushed.
Leaves: The leaves are pinnately compound and have tiny gray hairs.
Other Name: Gray-headed Coneflower, Prairie Coneflower.
More information: USDA plant profile