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Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

 

Upright prairie coneflower 'Red Midget'

Prairie coneflower is an easy-to-grow plant for the border, producing a great profusion of showy flowers throughout the summer with six or seven yellow petals surrounding a very prominent, central brown "cone". Best grown as an annual but if you can't be bothered to shift them at the end of the year, don't worry, they're true perennials and will continue to produce flowers annually.

 
plant Features
  • Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Upright prairie coneflower 'Red Midget'

Latin name

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Upright prairie coneflower Red Midget is 0.25meters x 0.45meters 0.25 M 0.45 M

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

Prairie coneflower is an easy-to-grow plant for the border, producing a great profusion of showy flowers throughout the summer with six or seven yellow petals surrounding a very prominent, central brown "cone". Best grown as an annual but if you can't be bothered to shift them at the end of the year, don't worry, they're true perennials and will continue to produce flowers annually.


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Ratibida will grow in any well cultivated and well drained garden soil in an open and sunny site. All perennial species and taller annual species require staking in exposed positions. Plant perennial varieties in late autumn or spring. On dry soils, mulch with peat or decayed manure early in spring unless height restriction of taller varieties is wanted.

 
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