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Ratibida

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

Stiffly erect, branched, roughly hairy perennials with deeply cut leaves. Flower heads resemble those of black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) but have fewer ray flowers and a spherical or cylindrical central cone (rather than a flat disk). Use in casual, natural-looking borders with grasses and other minimum-care perennials.

Ratibida columnifera
Ratibida columnifera

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Ratibida columnifera

From the Great Plains of the United States. To 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Flowers have drooping yellow or brownish purple rays and a tall, columnar brown cone. Effect is that of a sombrero with a drooping brim.

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