I can't find the name of these wildflowers. Do you know anything about them?— John Howe, Orange, Virginia
Melinda: Your unique plant is Mexican Hat, botanically known as Ratibida columnaris or Ratibida columnifera. It is native from southwest Canada to the central and western United States, where it blooms from early summer through early autumn
Grow this drought-tolerant plant in full sun and well-drained soils. At 32 inches tall, it makes a nice addition to perennial, meadow and native gardens.