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Mexican Hat Plant

American Beauties Native Plants

Availability : In Stock
$36.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • 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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
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
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: RATIBIDA COL. `RED MIDGET`
SKU:
1231005597-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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