Mexican Hat - Ratibida columnaris

Mexican Hat

Description: This showy, daisy like, perennial is easy to grow and the 2' to 3' stems of bright red flowers with yellow tips, make a wonderful backdrop in your wildflower bed!

Flowering Season: April through October

Comments: The root system forms clumps, of long lacy leafed stems. When done blooming allow plants to wither up, and cut back to a few inches above ground level in the fall. You will be rewarded with blooms the next spring from both the expanding re-growth and seeds from last years bloom. We have had good experience with these as simple cut flowers for the table! Native to most of North America, likes loose gritty soil, and is also used commercially.


DISCLAIMER FOR USE: As in all agricultural plant products, responsibility for use remains in the hands of the consumer.
Please always plant conscientiously, and be aware of any species that might be considered invasive, in some areas.