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Mexican Hat - 3237

Regular price $3.45

Ratibida columnaris (Asteraceae)
A robust, drought tolerant annual to perennial variety native to the mid-­west and has naturalized throughout North America. The characteristic black, cone-­shaped heads are surrounded by drooping, fire-­red ray flowers with a splash of yellow accent. At maturity the upright branching stems may become woody. Prefers full sun in well drained soil. Outstanding in hot-­humid climates.

Suggested Use: Prairies, roadsides, waste places, slopes. Miscellaneous: An excellent variety for cut flower arrangements lasting 5 to 10 days . Flower resembles a colorful Mexican sombrero, hence the name. Mexican Hat.

Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Germination: 20 - 40 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68°F- ­75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: June - September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 1,230,000
Seeds/Pkt: 1,075 - covers 20 sq.ft.
1 oz Covers: 2,723 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 1 lb. per acre

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