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Germination of

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican Hat, Red Coneflower, Prairie Coneflower

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as the Mexican hat plant, is a wildflower that is native to North America. The seeds of this plant can be sown directly into the soil in the fall or early spring. The soil should be well-draining and kept moist but not waterlogged. The ideal temperature range for germination is 60-70�F (16-21�C). Germination can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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