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Ratibida columnifera var pulcherrima (Dwarf) - Mexican Hat - Fresh See
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Ratibida columnifera var pulcherrima (Dwarf) - Mexican Hat - Fresh See


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RATIBIDA COLUMNIFERA VAR PULCHERRIMA (DWARF) - MEXICAN HAT THIS IS A LISTING FOR A PACK OF 250 SEEDS. Ratibida columnifera vpulcherrima (dwarf form), commonly known as Mexican Hat, is a speciesof flowering plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae, that is native tomuch of North America. It inhabits prairies, plains, roadsides, anddisturbed areas from southern Canada through most of the United Statesto northern Mexico. The plant grows up to 60 cm tall and is perennialwith a taproot and short, persistent stem base with several stemsbranching from the base, with flat, stiff, short hairs. The leaves arearranged alternately and are lance-shaped, deeply pinnately cut into5-9 segments, the segments linear or lance-shaped, toothless or nearlyso, with flat, short, stiff hairs. The flowers are yellow, with a redsplash, with 3-7 rays, which are 15-45 mm long, relatively very broad,spreading or bent down, around a green, column-shaped disk, mostly15-40 mm long and about 1/4-1/2 as wide. Several flower heads arecarried on long stalks. There are several sub-species and forms ofthis plant, this listing is for the dwarf yellow/red flowered variety.Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, this species issuitable for Zones 3 - 9. Ideally suited for a wildlife or wildflowergarden, this plant is extremely attractive to both butterflies andbirds. It will also add charm to a cottage garden planting with theconeflowers waving gently in any breeze.Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of whichare on my 'Me' page

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