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).
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)
HC017793 HC014236 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock. HC017785 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower) are a showy group of summer-blooming native wildflowers. These xeric perennials provide seed for seed-eating songbirds. These plants are deer resistant.
Preferred growing conditions:
They grow easily in all types of soil including dry clay. (i,e, clay soil in high spots, hillsides, raised beds).
Prairie Coneflower benefits from mulching in hot, dry climates and is amenable to most common types of mulch including crushed gravel in xeriscapes.
They are xeric (waterwise) and after becoming well established during their second growing season do best with deep but infrequent watering.
Plant in full, hot sun
Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. It’s not necessary to plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
Deadhead to prolong blooming. But be sure to leave some seed heads to ripen as Prairie Coneflower are good plants for naturalizing and re-seed themselves when happy.
Fertilize Ratibida once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
Leave them standing over the winter months to provide a source of seed for seed eating songbirds. Cut back to 1-2” above the ground in early to mid-spring.
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