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Upright Prairie Cornflower
Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as Upright Prairie Coneflower or Mexican Hat , is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae , that is native to much of North America . It inhabits prairies , plains, roadsides, and disturbed areas from southern Canada through most of the United States to northern Mexico.
If you live in a northern climate and you are confident that the outdoor temperature will be below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the 30, 60 or 90 days that we say the seed requires for cold stratification, then the seed can be sown in seedbeds outside in the fall, mulched heavily to prevent soil heaving and then remove most of the mulch in the Spring to allow the seed to germinate.
Exotic Silk Tree from Persia
Fast-growing, small to medium tree with sensitive leaves that fold when touched. In summer the tree explodes with fragrant pink blossoms attractive to bees and butterflies. A sun lover this plant is perfect for shrub borders, and Mediterranean-like gardens. No stratification requires for the Albizia julibrissin ,grow your own from seed, hardy to zone 6.