'Red Midget' prairie coneflower (or Ratibida columnifera) is a playful perennial for pollinator gardens. Flowers with prominent cones bloom in late summer and fall, each decorated with bright red, copper, and yellow petals. They serve as excellent cut flowers -but make sure you leave a few for the pollinators! Butterflies flock to the blooms during summer and birds enjoy the seeds in fall.
It's compact in habit, making it easy to find room for in your garden. We recommend this for gardeners of any skill level since it's deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, and low maintenance.
Plant size: 15-18" tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
Notable features: native, compact, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long-blooming, salt-tolerant.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'