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Mexican Hat is also called Red Prairie Coneflower, a close cousin to the Yellow Prairie Coneflower. This midwest native thrives in hot, dry climates and though it prefers a alkaline soil it has been naturalized successfully throughout the US, in all types of soils and climates. It is hardy as far north as zone 3. As a cutflower, it will last in the vase as long as 10 days. A teriffic choice for roadside plantings, wildflower meadows, and slopes. Blooms the first year.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Planting Time: Spring, or any time up to 2 months before you expect your first frost.
Height: 12-36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through early fall
To Plant A Meadow: Prepare soil by removing weeds and cultivating to loosen the soil. Spread seeds evenly over prepared soil. Pressing or rolling seeds onto soil will help improve germination rate. Keep soil slightly moist until seedlings are established.
Seeds Per Pound: 1,230,200
Seed Rate: 1 pound per acre