Mexican Hat produces an unusual flower with contrasting two-toned leaves. Quite variable in expression, sometimes petals are mostly yellow, others more deep burgundy. Prolific bloomer the first year and perennial in the southern extent of its range. Pollinators love Mexican Hats, so they are a good coice for pollinator gardens.
- Zone 3-8
- West-Central US
- Poor, Well-drained soils
- Full Sun, drought resistant once established
- Duration: Perennial
- Sow: Spring after Frost
- Blooms first year!
A tea elixir was made by Native Americans to treat poison ivy and snake bites.