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Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera 1000 Seeds USA Company

Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera 1000 Seeds USA Company

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Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as prairie coneflower, upright prairie coneflower, or Mexican hat, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. Here's an overview of its characteristics:

Appearance: Prairie coneflower typically grows between 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) tall. It features erect stems with sparse foliage and distinctive flower heads. The flowers have drooping, yellow or reddish petals arranged around a raised central cone, resembling a "Mexican hat" or sombrero. The cone is usually brownish-black in color.

Leaves: The leaves of Ratibida columnifera are deeply lobed and lance-shaped, with a gray-green color. They are arranged alternately along the stems.

Habitat: This plant species is commonly found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands across much of North America, from Canada to Mexico. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soils but can tolerate a wide range of soil types.

Blooming Period: Prairie coneflower typically blooms from late spring to late summer, attracting a variety of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The long blooming period makes it a valuable addition to pollinator gardens and naturalized landscapes.

Cultural and Ecological Significance: Prairie coneflower is valued for its ornamental beauty, drought tolerance, and ability to attract pollinators. It also serves as a food source for various wildlife species, including birds and small mammals.

Gardening and Landscaping: Ratibida columnifera is a popular choice for wildflower gardens, prairie restorations, and native plant landscapes. It is relatively low-maintenance and can naturalize in suitable growing conditions, forming attractive colonies over time.

Growing instructions

  1. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil.
  2. Lightly rake the seeds into the soil so that they are barely covered with the soil. The seeds need light to germinate.
  3. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout. The seeds usually sprout in 3-4 weeks.

The seeds can also be started in pots indoors and then transplanted when they have a few leaves.


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