Mexican Hat - 3237
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