Echinacea purp. (Coneflower)
Echinacea purp. 'Sombrero® Lemon Yellow Improved'
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Echinacea purp. 'Sombrero® Lemon Yellow Improved'

Coneflower

Plant Type: Perennials

Patent: pp30116

NEW FOR 2020

Cheerful yellow flowers with many overlapping petals make this coneflower look extra full and bright, great for summer cut flowers due to the exceptionally long bloom time, drought tolerant and very hardy, expect to see some birds in the winter if you leave any seed heads.

  • Great for attracting birds and wildlife to your garden
  • Dried flowers add winter interest
  • Bold yellow flowers bloom all summer into fall
Item # Pack Size  
1718767 72 72 Cell
*Ships 06/01 - 07/20
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Height:

18-20 in

Spread:

22-24 in

Zone:

4-9

Echinacea

Common Name: Coneflower

Echinacea (Coneflower) have always been a mainstay in the sunny perennial garden. Their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years due to intensive breeding programs that have produced fantastic new colors and introduced double and semi-double forms. They tolerate a wide range of conditions, including heat and drought. Plant in full sun, in average soil. Attractive cone heads add winter interest and are good for dried arrangements.

Plant: Center in pot and plant crown at or just below the soil surface. If planting plugs, make sure plug trays have been watered prior to transplanting. This will ensure quick and even root penetration into the surrounding new soil. If plugs are root bound, loosen the roots in the lower third of the plug prior to transplanting.

Grow: Grow in full sun at 55 - 60F minimum night temperatures. After growth appears, fertilize with 200 ppm Nitrogen every 7-10 days. Too much fertilizer can lead to root and crown rot.

Lightning: For early spring plantings, Echinacea will finish quicker if grown under long days. Provide supplemental night interruption light for a minimum of 14 hours light

PGR's: Most commercially available plant growth regulators are effective in controlling plant height. Consult label instructions.

Diseases: Mostly susceptible to botrytis, pythium, and aster yellow. Use preventive fungicides and good cultural practices to reduce susceptibility.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Dry
Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies
Songbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Long Blooming
Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Growth Rate in the Garden

Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Late Summer / Early Fall
Summer
Late Summer