A slender, hairy-stemmed plant with flower heads with drooping, yellow petals surrounding a roundish, grayish cone darkening to brown as petals drop off in fall. This species is about 1.5m tall. One or several flowers, each on its own long stalk, may top a single stem. Lower leaves are long and divided into leaflets, while the upper leaves are smaller. This species can bloom from May to October and can be found naturally on the edges of forest and meadows.
Gray-headed Coneflower is tolerant of a wide range of soils: sandy to clay and calcareous soils, that are dry to moist. It prefers full sun and can handle competition from other plants.
- Max 1.5m
- Full sun
- Partial sun
- 30-60 cm