Mexican Hat

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Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera
Long-headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower
3

4 feet
1

2 feet
Central to Southwestern US
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

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.

Maintenance

None required; wait until after seeds have fallen before cutting or mowing.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
3-4' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Brown, Orange, Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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