Ratibida columnifera Red Midget

Red Mexican Hat

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: RARM

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Well-branched, marvelous 15" dwarf specimen. Yellow-edged red petals. Sun and heat resistant, and will self sow. The prominent central cones protrude 1 to 2" above the yellow-edged red petals. The festive flower heads of Ratibida Red Midget resemble the traditional broad-brimmed, high-centered hat worn during Mexican fiestas and bloom late summer into fall. Plant has an open airy growth pattern.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Red/Burgundy
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

Ratibida General Information

Ratibida are native prairie plants. Drought resistant. Open airy-branching habit. Blooms late summer into fall. Best planted in masses or groups in a border or meadow. Crushed seeds have an anise scent. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Ratibida Plant Care

Full sun and well-drained medium to dry soil is needed for Ratibida. Clay soils may need amendments to grow successfully. Seldom needs division but young plants can be divided in spring before they get too woody. Remove flowers when the petals drop or leave seed heads for the birds. Will self sow.