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Common Name: Clasping Coneflower

Scientific Name: Dracopis amplexicaulis

Lifecycle: Annual

Main Uses: 

~As a polinator

~Rehabilitation projects

~Beautification projects

Height: 1-2 feet

Colors: Yellow petals with dark-brown centers

Flowering Season: Late Summer

Soil Types: Medium textured moist soils

Tolerances: Acid and drought

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 14 inches

Native / Introduced: Native

Planting Seed Rate: 2-3 lbs/ac

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 1,000,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: Surface to 1/8 in.

Stratitfication Required: None



Clasping Coneflower blooms in late summer and has dark brown cone-shaped centers with droopy petals, these petals are yellow toward the tips and fade to maroon at the center. 


Native to the US, this flower is easy to grow and requires low care. The plant blooms from late spring to early fall and its nectar is attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. 


Clasping coneflower is a hardy plant that is tolerant of drought and heat, making it a good choice for projects in hot and dry regions. It is commonly used in wildflower plantings.



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Clasping Coneflower Seeds


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