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botanical name:
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Mexican Hat Plant, Drooping Coneflower, Grey-head Coneflower
synonyms:  Rudbeckia columnifera 'Red Midget'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 11
description:
Unusual flowers with broad reflexed petal of yellow and dark mahogany red and an elongated green and black central cone. Ferny pinnate grey-green leaves. More compact and shorter growing than the species.



cultivation:
Most well drained soils in sun. Tolerant of drought and heat.

propagation:
From seed.

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