Ratibida Seed ( Perennial )
The festive flower heads resemble the traditional broad-brimmed, high-centered hat worn during Mexican fiestas and bloom late summer into fall. Plant has an open airy growth pattern. A native prairie plant.
Good for Cut Flowers, Hot Dry site tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Good for Dried Flowers
This is a drought tolerant plant that withstands competition. Plants with rich, brown-purple ray flowers are form pulcherima. Mexican Hat is a fast growing wildflower that is not fussy about soils and is easy to grow from seed. Showy flowers bloom over a long season. Foliage has a strong odor that repels deer.
Very easy to propagate from seed in spring or fall though a fall seeding is recommended. Seeds do not have to be treated but may benefit from a period of stratification. Plants from seed usually bloom the second year. Be sure the seed is in good contact with the soil by lightly raking it into loose topsoil.
3288 Yellow Coneflower ( Ratibida
Well branched tall form, bright yellow, for bedding or drying, sun, heat tolerant. Grows about 30" tall. Zones 3
3291 Red Midget Coneflower ( Ratibida
A marvelous dwarf well-branched copper red coneflower, sun, heat tolerant. Grows
only about 15" tall. Zones 6 and up.
3292 Hardy Red Coneflower ( Ratibida
Well branched, copper red, for bedding or drying, sun, heat tolerant. Grows
about 30" tall. Zones 3 and up.