Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima 'Red Midget'

Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Rudbeckia columnifera

Hardy Perennial

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More commonly known as the Mexican Hat Plant, this unusual hardy perennial bears curious-shaped flowers with reflexed, brick-red petals. The woody stems of Ratibida 'Red Midget' are clothed with attractive finely cut foliage. These resilient plants, native to the American prairies, are drought-resistant and make a useful addition to sunny borders, wild flower meadows and gravel gardens. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied in 5cm pots.

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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full sun

Flowering Months

5 plants in 5cm pots (V49123)
10 plants in 5cm pots (V49121)
20 plants in 5cm pots (V49122)

Pot up Ratibida plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until they are large enough to plant outdoors. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planning in their final positions. Plant Mexican Hat plants in a sunny position on fertile, well drained, non acidic soil.
When growing Ratibida plants, water regularly during particularly hot dry periods and until the plants are fully established. Once established, Ratibida is drought tolerant. Cut back the old stems and foliage of Mexican Hat plants in autumn.

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