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Ratibida columnifera 'Red'


Ratibida columnifera 'Red' is a Mexican hat plant with blooms of deep red and yellow that appear to float above feathery foliage.

Ratibida columnifera 'Red' is a drought-tolerant prairie wildflower. Its sombrero-shaped flower heads display a protruding central cone 1/2 to 2 inches above the reflexed petals of deep maroon with yellow edging. Hugely floriferous, flowers appear to float on multi-branched stems above airy, feathery foliage from 18-30 inches high. Use in a wildflower meadow, perennial garden, and in containers. Fast growing and long blooming. A pollinator magnet. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Mexican Hat Plant

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Prairies


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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