Ratibida Mexican Hat Drought Tolerant Garden Flower Plant Seeds

Ratibida Seeds - Mexican Hat

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 12 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Red and yellow

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Ratibida Columnifera

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/8 inch

Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,250 square feet

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 inches

Care & Maintenance: Ratibida

Ratibida (Ratibida Columnifera Mexican Hat) - Mexican Hat is a fast-growing wildflower that is not fussy about soils and is easy to grow from Ratibida seeds. The flowers are showy and have a unique look! The blooms are sombrero-shaped, with red to yellow petals drooping down, and a central brownish red cone. Ratibida Mexican Hat works wonderfully in a naturalized setting or meadow. It's drought tolerant, but if it has some moisture, the bloom season will last longer. The Mexican Hat flower is a great source of nectar for beneficial insects, and the Ratibida plants are deer resistant.

The Mexican Hat plant grows best in full sun and prefers very hot, dry locations. It is helpful to divide or thin out Mexican Hat plants every few years to maintain their vigor. Blooms mid-summer and into the fall and puts on a beautiful show! It is very easy to propagate from Mexican Hat flower seeds in spring or fall though a fall seeding is recommended. How To Grow Mexican Hat From Seed: Ratibida seeds can be sown into weed-free soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the Ratibida Columnifera seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established. Ratibida plants from grown from seed usually bloom the second year and are require very little water once established.

Approximately 52,000 seeds per ounce.

Great For Pollinators!

The Mexican Hat flower is a great source of nectar for beneficial insects.

Great For Pollinators!

Ratibida Seeds | Mexican Hat

How to Grow

Ratibida seeds can be sown into weed-free soil with the top 1 - 2 inches loosened. Lightly rake the flower seeds into the loose soil and barely cover. Keep the Ratibida Columnifera seeds moist until germination, and water the plants until they are established. Ratibida plants grown from seed usually bloom the second year.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1250 square feet
  • Approximately 52000 seeds per ounce
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
  • Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Ratibida Seeds | Mexican Hat

Flower Specifications

The Mexican Hat plant grows best in full sun and prefers very hot, dry locations. It is helpful to divide or thin out Mexican Hat plants every few years to maintain their vigor. Blooms mid-summer and into the fall and puts on a beautiful show!

  • Plant Spacing: 18 inches
  • Height: 12 - 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9