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Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima ‘Red Midget’
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Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima Red Midget
Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima Red Midget

Ratibida

Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima ‘Red Midget’ full sun

Aptly named, the lax yellow-edged mahogany-red petals encompass distinctive black cones and look like the drooping brims of sombrero hats. Stiff, upright hairy stems are branching and clothed by deeply cut leaves, while bolstering a gazillion flame-hued flowers that entice butterflies and enhance floral arrangements. This drought tolerant Great Plains toughie lends festive accents to other easy-care perennials and grasses in a border or a natural-style planting.

Blooms July – early October.

Size: 18"–20" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Ratibida columnifera f. pulcherrima ‘Red Midget’ (P-1582)
Each $7.25
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AVAILABLE JULY 2017



       



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