Flowers - Coneflower, Yellow Prairie (Mexican Hat)

$199 USD

The Yellow Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), also called Mexican Hat, is the pure yellow form of the native Prairie Coneflower. Grows 15"-24" tall on slender stems with yellow petals that skirt a tall upright cone. This drought-tolerant droopy petaled daisy loves the heat. A cheerful mid-summer pick-me-up that blooms into fall.

  • Life cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer, fall
  • Attracts: Birds, bees, butterflies, beneficial insects, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Healing, health, strength


  • Botanical name: Ratibida columnifera
  • Hardiness zones: 4-9
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 2nd year
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 12"-18" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-75F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, silty, chalky, rocky, dry, moist
  • Soil pH: 6.8-7.2
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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