- Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
North American prairie plants are becoming more available to the home gardener and for good reason. They are as attractive as they are hard working. The Mexican Hat Plant, also called Upright Prairie Coneflower, is one native that deserves to have its moment. The diminutive coneflowers have a ring of deep rusty red, reflexed petals that make the bloom head look a bit like a sombrero and attract native pollinators and other beneficial insects like crazy.
The Mexican Hat Plant is a nice addition to a cutting garden. The fresh blooms last for a long time in an arrangement and they also keep their color well when dried. Upright Prairie Coneflower can be mixed in a meadow planting, left to naturalize a more wild part of your property or grown as an addition to a mixed seasonal container planting.
Mexican Hat Plant Care
All Coneflowers appreciate full sun and soil that is quick draining, while consistently moist. Supplemental watering is needed for the first year or two until the Mexican Hat Plant is fully established. Mulching the soil around this perennial will ensure that little extra fertilizing will be needed. Native plants do not normally need extra food when they are planted in the right place. A neutral to alkaline soil is what this native needs to thrive.
Mexican Hat Plant multiples easily from seed and by root divisions late in the summer. Annual maintenance is a quick cut back to the ground of last years’ foliage and flower stems to make way for new growth early in the spring. Mexican Hat Plants will tolerate seaside conditions of wind and salt spray better than other native coneflowers.
Mexican Hat Plant Spacing
Mexican Hat Plant is categorized as a smaller Coneflower. The mature height is 18-24 inches with a spread of 12-18 inches. Spacing plants at 12 inches will ensure a lovely, dense grouping that still has adequate air circulation.
Mexican Hat Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Mexican Hat Plant|
|Scientific Name: RATIBIDA COL. `RED MIDGET`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.