Mexican Hats Mix Seeds

Mexican Hats are native to North America and resemble sombreros!

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$2.50

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Also known as the Grey Headed Coneflower and Upright Prairie Coneflower. Mexican Hats are native to North America and resemble sombreros! This drought tolerant wildflower makes an excellent cut flower for summer gardens. Petals range from dark red and yellow, to all red or all yellow. The leaves and flower heads were used by Cheyenne Indians for a variety of medicinal purposes. Mexican Hats bloom most of the summer and attract bees and butterflies. Birds love the seeds.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Ratibida columnifera
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 45 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow, Gold (Yellow-Orange), Maroon (Purple-Brown), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Flowers are good for cutting, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50