Mexican Hat (Red)
Ratibida columnifera var pulcherrimma
This perennial is named for its sombrero shape flowers that are usually dark red, sometimes with yellow or yellow edges. Also called Prairie Coneflower. Produces numerous flower stalks 1-2' high above lacy foliage. Blooms throughout summer. Drought tolerant. Native throughout much of the U.S. and Canada at elevations of 4000 to 7500 feet.