Ratibida columnifera forma pulcherrima (Mexican hat)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun. Red flowers bloom July to October. Occurs on open limestone soils along roadsides and prairies. Similar to the above species in form and adaptation, but this red type is found more frequently in the Southwest uplands.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 37 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: July-October

Annual Precipitation: 16-40 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.9-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 737,100

Seeding Rate: 1 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS