When to Plant Mexican Hat Seeds
Mexican Hat can be sown directly in late Fall, after the first killing frost. Especially for climates with a more mild winter, Mexican Hat seeds can be sown outdoors as soon as the threat of frost has passed, when the soil is cool to the tough, but still workable. Mexican Hat seeds can also be started indoors, 6-8 weeks before the threat of frost has passed in the Spring, after cold stratifying your seeds beforehand for one week.
Where to Plant Mexican Hat Seeds
Choose a location that gets Full Sun exposure, and experiences warm temperatures through the season. Mexican hat can grow in nearly any type of soil, even low-fertility, drier soils. Just ensure your soil is well-draining, as too much moisture will cause Mexican hat to experience root rot.
How to Plant Mexican Hat Seeds
Mexican Hat seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and firmly compress. Do not cover, as Mexican hat seeds require sunlight in order to germinate.
How to Care for Mexican Hat
Mexican hat requires minimal care. If experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, water manually if the edges of flowers or foliage start to get dried out. Otherwise, this variety can be cut down after the foliage has died back. Clear away any debris, and this variety will return the next season.