Ratibida columnifera ‘Red Midget’

Mexican Hat Plant

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Mexican hat is found in almost every state in the country in sunny dry places. It is a tall prairie plant that has bright yellow, downward pointing, daisy-like flowers with a very tall, narrow central disk or cone. Flowering is from June until frost. Sometimes the flower petals are dark red, orange, and brown. This selection, ‘Red Midget’, is a dwarf variety with deep reddish brown, orange, and yellow flowers with a tall narrow cone (hat). It grows to around 3 feet tall, has very narrow foliage, and grows quickly. It would be perfect in a meadow, prairie, or informal sunny spot flanked by grasses, coneflowers, butterfly weed, and salvias. The overall effect of the plant is lacy and the flowers are whimsical and playful.

 

Characteristics

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

 

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

 

Flower Color

Yellows, Orange, coral,

Brown, Red, scarlet

Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early summer, Early fall, Mid fall, 

Late fall

Spread

2ft

Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9