Echinacea Sombrero® Series

Echinacea Sombrero® Hot Coral ('Balsomcor' PP23097 US7,982,110)

Coneflower

Photo Credit: Ball Horticultural Co


Echinacea Sombrero® Hot Coral ('Balsomcor' PP23097 US7,982,110)

Coneflower

Considered by many to be the industry standard, this series of compact, well-branched coneflowers comes in an array of deeply saturated, non-fading colors. This variety bears fiery coral-orange blossoms with a deep copper cone. They bulk up quickly in production, bearing sturdy stems and large flowers that do not require vernalization to bloom. Members of this series are easy to produce together as they are evenly matched for timing and habit. Start with our large plugs in spring and have plants ready to sell by summer. Nativar. Introduced by: Darwin Perennials.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 18-20
  • Spread: 22-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Orange Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 18-20
  • Spread: 22-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Orange Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

For strong, multi-stemmed, finished plants, plant our vernalized plugs after March 15 once the plugs have broken dormancy and are ready to grow. Daylength is key: 13+ hours of daylight is a necessity when finishing Echinacea.

If planting the summer prior to sale, start early enough to obtain complete rooting before the beginning of fall. Ease up on fertility in early fall to allow plants to go naturally dormant. Clean up the foliage only after plants are completely dormant. Avoid excessive moisture and temperature fluctuations during winter.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes