Ratibida makes so many good seed heads, try taking a whole one once dry and smushing it into the soil to see if a seedling or two results. From Wordnik.com. [Think About Wildflowers « Fairegarden] Reference
Ratibida, named because the central disk rises so high that the dainty bloom looks like a sombrero. From Wordnik.com. [Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories] Reference
The columnar cones and fine-textured foliage of Ratibida columnifera distinguish it from other coneflowers. From Wordnik.com. [SFGate: Top News Stories] Reference
There you will learn that the plant's botanical name is Ratibida columnifera, and that its aroma repels deer. From Wordnik.com. Reference
One look at the two-toned flowers on Ratibida columnifera 'Pulcherrima' and you may think, hey, isn't that a coneflower?. From Wordnik.com. [SFGate: Top News Stories] Reference
I’ve also given up on Ratibida; I think it wants it hotter and drier than my conditions can provide, and perhaps for you it’s the humidity that irks it. From Wordnik.com. [Think About Wildflowers « Fairegarden] Reference
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