Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'

Mexican hat - Ratibida columnifera  'Red Midget'

Common Name: Mexican hat
Genus: Ratibida
Species: columnifera
Cultivar: 'Red Midget'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Curious deep red flowers with reflexed petals and prominent domed centres appear from June to September. This summer-flowering perennial is perfect for the front of a sunny well-drained border, gravel garden or wildflower meadow. Drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow the slender branched stems are excellent for cutting.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested plants in spring.


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