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Ratibida columnifera
Ratibida columnifera

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican Hat
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

RATIBIDA

Stiffly erect, branched, roughly hairy perennials with deeply cut leaves. The flower heads resemble those of black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) but have fewer ray flowers and a spherical or cylindrical central cone (rather than a flat disk). Use in casual, natural-looking borders with grasses and other minimum-care perennials.

Ratibida columnifera

From the Great Plains of the United States. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Flowers have drooping yellow or brownish purple rays and a tall, columnar brown cone. Effect is that of a sombrero with a drooping brim.

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