Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat Prairie Coneflower

15-24" tall x 18" wide. Mexican Hat is the mahogany-red colored form of Prairie Coneflower that blooms from mid-summer into fall. A good naturalizing wildflower, it attracts bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
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SKU HBLL721

Details

15-24" tall x 18" wide. The roadsides of northeastern New Mexico light up with color in midsummer when large stands of Prairie Coneflower come into bloom. This drought tolerant plant is easy to establish and naturalizes readily so you can grow your own stand of wildflowers. 'Mexican Hat' is a heavy bloomer, with a mature plant producing hundreds of flowers with the distinctive mahogany-red petals edged in yellow. Native. Low fertility, well drained soil. (seed propagated)
Associated SKUs
HBLL7XX
HBLL721 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
82025 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Mexican Hat Prairie Coneflower
Botanical Name Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 15-24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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4.8

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5.0

Blooming and spreading

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat:

    Outside in an arid garden that gets a lot of sun and little moisture.

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    4.0

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat:

      I bought this to use around my patio. Nothing bothers it, I have horrible winters and blistering summers, as well as rabbits the size of mountain lions. It comes back every year. Just be sure to deadhead it! It reseeds like rabbits as well...I now have this in my yard & in one of my gardens across the yard.

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      5.0

      Colorful - hardy!

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      from Santa Fe, NM

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat:

        Planted a cluster of three of these late May in the high desert - were growing and blooming almost immediately. Bloomed all summer and into the fall. No pests bothered. Hope we can enjoy again into their second year.

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        5.0

        Exotic plant for pots

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        from Hampshire Co, WV

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
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        • Lightweight
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          Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat:

          Very attractive plant which holds it flowers well above the leaves. We plant them in urns along the driveway/deck so they have to survive in hot, dry conditions. With kinder conditions, they might get bigger but we love their ethereal qualities. Hardy and strong.

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          5.0

          Great addition to my xeric garden

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          from Pendleton, OR

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat:

            This is a great addition to my xeric garden and really brightens up my yard. It was a little slow to get started but is still green in mid-winter in Eastern Oregon.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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