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Mexican Hat
Ratibida columnaris (red)


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About Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris (red))
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Red
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Mexican Hat's native range?
  Indigenous To: No. American Plans from Canada to Mexico.
Where Mexican Hat is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Native to plains regions, but can be grown in all regions.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris (red))
  Soil preference: Somewhat adaptable, but prefers non-acid, dry conditions
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Adaptable to even arid conditions.
  Instructions: Like all desert or arid area wildflowers, ratibidas need loose, gritty soil to do well. Given these conditions, they perform as classic perennials, and are easy to grow.

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