|Hoverfly gorging on the small fertile flowers that are starting to open up ||
|Still going strong in late October |
Long-lived wildflower, native to the Mid-Western US. We planted it on our hillside, in less than ideal conditions, and it rewarded us by blooming in its first year.
||Ratibida columnaris; Rudbeckia columnifera
||prairie coneflower; Mexican hat
||ordinary garden soil (drought-tolerant)
||germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
|Already flowering in its first year |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|steve shull||Nov 05, 2011||Seed starting-Mexican Hat-What is 22%G. I assume you're referring to Giberrilic Acid, but I don't understand the 22%.
Remainder of instructions-baggy method self explanatory. Germination time-4 to 9 days.
The "G" stands for "germinated". For some reason, a relatively small percentage sprouted that year, but since ratibida sets plenty of seed that's not a big deal.
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (22%G, 4-8d)
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