Gray Headed Coneflower is native to dry prairies and savannas. It has stiff and rough-feeling coarse leaves, and showy yellow flowers which have droopy soft yellow rays. The cone-like green centers eventually change to a dark purple or brown. Many insects are attracted to this plant such as butterflies and bees. It grows and transplants very easily, is drought-tolerant, and makes an excellent cut flower. Gray Headed Coneflower grows best in full sun to partial shade, and medium to dry-medium soil conditions. It blooms approximately from July to September. Other common names are Yellow Coneflower, Drooping Coneflower, Pinnate Prairie Coneflower, Weary Susan, and Grayhead Coneflower.
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