Packera plattensis (Prairie Ragwort) is a great little plant that is underutilized in the home garden. It has perky yellow flowers that last quite a while and are quite showy in May. Interplant with other natives as it's leaves tend to brown and die away post flowering. It spreads through its roots and often forms colonies so if you're looking for a grouped mass of early showy yellow flowers this is your plant!!
- Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
- Soil Conditions Wet Mesic-Dry Mesic
- Height 1-2'
- Flower Color Yellow
- Flower Time May-June
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