MEXICAN HAT Perennial wildflower – Sun to Part Shade
Ratibida columnaris Ht. 18”-36” Spread: 18”-24”
rah-TIB-eh-dah kahl-um-NARE-us Spacing: 12-18”
HABIT: Tough, taprooted perennial wildflower, evergreen in mild winters. Summer flowers in red, yellow and orange which emerge from rosettes of fern like foliage.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in most soil. Likes rocky slopes as well as moist, low areas. Usually blooms the second season.
USES: Wildflower for large areas.
PROBLEMS: Can become a pest, especially for ranchers on grazing land. Hard to get rid of once established.