Ratibida Columnifera is a biennial or perennial herb. Shaggy, 30-100 cm high, paper strips basal; leaves alternate, pinnately divided, lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate, entire; mid-disk style columnar, often 1.5-4 cm, shaped like a pine cone, It is more prominent than the so-called middle plate flowers of Echinacea and Rudbeckia. The surrounding tongue-shaped flowers are yellow, and the tubular flowers are reddish brown. The flowering period is early summer and even autumn, from June to September, continuous.
Slightly hardy, likes to grow in warm and sunny places, likes fertile, deep, and organic-rich soil.
Sowing and breeding：
Reproduction takes place in spring and autumn, with strong growth and easy management.
Regardless of the ramets of the sown plants, choose a sunny environment when planting, apply decomposed manure or add a certain amount of bone meal, sesame residue, etc. to the soil after deep turning. For planting plants, determine the row spacing according to needs, and irrigate them thoroughly. Fertilizer water should be added during the growth period. Near the flowering period, you can spray potassium permanganate liquid fertilizer twice on the leaves, and the flower color will be bright and lasting, and the plant shape will be plump and well-proportioned. For the overwintering plants in the open field, the remaining flowers and branches and dead leaves should be removed after blooming, and the underground parts should be covered with compost or back soil. To make Echinacea bloom more, you can adopt two methods: sowing in stages and pruning in time after flowering.
Sowing in stages:
If planted in the autumn of the first year, it will bloom at the end of April or early May of the following year, and the flowering period can last two months; in early spring, it can be planted in the greenhouse, and it can bloom from July to August; it can be planted in May and it can bloom in September; it can be planted in June. It can bloom in October.
Used in flower beds or flower borders, the color and shape of the flower are very unique and eye-catching. It can be used as a background planting, flower border, sloping field material, and cut flower.