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Ratibida columnifera

Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower
Natives
Classification Scientific Name: Ratibida columnifera
  Common Name: Mexican Hat

Prairie Coneflower
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG13
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

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Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

rounded
  Height: 2 - 3 feet
  Spread: 2 - 3 feet
  Bloom Period: summer

fall
  Flower Color: red, yellow, orange, bronze
  Flower: flowers are in heads with drooping petals

daisy-like with rays and extended cone
  Foliage Texture: fine
  Foliage: alternate, 2-4" long leaves that are deeply divided
  Growth Rate: moderate
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 7 - 9
  Native Range: Texas

North America
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: periodic shearing
  Liabilities: somewhat leggy
  Tolerances: drought

variable soil

no serious pest problems
  Propagation: division

seed
     
More Additional Notes: sow in early spring
Ratibida columnifera

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