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Ratibida columnifera, Mexican Hat Seed Balls

  • 1450

Mexican Hat produces an unusual flower with contrasting two-toned leaves. Quite variable in expression, sometimes petals are mostly yellow, others more deep burgundy. Prolific bloomer the first year and perennial in the southern extent of its range. Pollinators love Mexican Hats, so they are a good coice for pollinator gardens. 


  • Zone 3-8
  • West-Central US
  • Poor, Well-drained soils
  • Full Sun, drought resistant once established
  • Upland
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sow: Spring after Frost
  • Blooms first year!

Cultural History

A tea elixir was made by Native Americans to treat poison ivy and snake bites. 

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

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