Long-headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower
Central to Southwestern US
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Sun. The sombrero-shaped flower heads are familiar to any child; 3-7 drooping yellow rays surround a tall central disk. But even without flowers, Mexican hat can be recognized by its clump of leaves with long leafless stalks. It usually grows 1-1/2 feet tall but can reach up to 3 feet. Sow seeds in the fall in sunny areas. Plants bloom in their second year.
None required; wait until after seeds have fallen before cutting or mowing.
3-4' H, 1-2' W
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Brown, Orange, Yellow
May, June, July, August, September