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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.

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