Mexican Hat Details

Mexican Hat

  • Also Known As: Prairie Coneflower, Red-Spike Mexican-Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Thimbleflower
  • Botanical Name: Ratibida columnifera
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Rock Garden, Deer Resistant, Border - Edge
  • Ornamental Value: Orange, Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source and larval food source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 2'

Description

Flowers are shaped like sombreros. Deer will eat flowers.

Perennial Care Guide

Mexican Hat Photos