Project Description


Ratibida columnifera

Common Names: Upright Prairie Coneflower or Mexican Hat.
Synonyms: Lepachus columnifera.

Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as Upright Prairie Coneflower or Mexican Hat, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae, that is native to much of North America. It inhabits prairies, plains, roadsides, and disturbed areas from southern Canada through most of the United States to northern Mexico.
Ratibida can be grown from seed, but the plants won’t flower until the second year. Established plants can also be propagated by division.