Stiffly erect, branched, roughly hairy perennials with deeply cut leaves. The 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
From the Great Plains of the United States. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall and 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.
This common Western wildflower populates sunny meadows, growing 8–16 in. high and wide, with nar...
Compact, uniform plant grows to about 10 in. tall and 12 in. wide and is loaded with large flowers. Ea...
These vary from pea-size types to narrow, 7-in.-long forms, but all are pungent, ranging from mildly h...