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Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera

Pronunciation: ra-ti-BI-da co-lum-NI-fera
SKU #06971
4-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A colorful addition to natural looking, easy-care borders. The drooping, deep red, gold-trimmed petals and columnar center have the effect of a Mexican sombrero. A native to the Midwestern United States, perfectly at home in dry land prairie meadows, and native gardens. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Upright habit; quickly reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas A super addition to the perennial border. Spot into sunny mixed plantings for fiery color. A perfect choice for the native and wild garden, particularly in the dryland prairie meadow. Integrates very well with southwestern natives and xeriscape gardens. A nectar source for wildlife and butterfly gardens.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Scotch Broom (Cytisus); Yarrow (Achillea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average to lean, well-drained soils. Avoid heavy, wet clay. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hottest regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new spring growth.
HISTORY
Lore Native Americans created a medicinal tea of this plant's stems and leaves to relieve skin pain and snakebites.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.