Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), packet of 100 seeds
Family: Aster (Asteracea)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
(Mexican Hat, Red-spike Mexican Hat, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Long-Headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower. This is NOT Purple Coneflower, which can be found under Echinacea)
Herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 feet tall, a wildflower native to western US. The ray flowers are bi-colored, crimson and yellow, skirting the upright conehead. Traditional usage (Cheyenne, Dakota, Navaho and Zuni): poison ivy rash, wounds. The plant prefers full sun and dryish, fast-draining soils. Good subject for prairie naturalization or as a bedding plant in the sunny garden. Sow in fall or give 60 days cold, moist refrigeration and then sow warm.
100 seeds/pkt., open pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s