Ratibida columnifera One recent summer, I was enticed into a field by a yellow fluttering of dancing flowers on erect 1–3' slender stems. As I approached, I could see that the yellow petals merely skirted around a protruding cylindrical chocolate-brown center disk. One of its common names Mexican Hat evokes a tall sombrero and the lively and colorful Mexican Hat Dance. Prairie grasslands native likes full sun, blooms May through August, undaunted by drought. Perennial, Zones 3-9. ~1,830 seeds/g. ②
5007 Yellow Prairie Coneflower
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.