Echinacea 'Sombrero® Salsa Red' pp23105

Sombrero® Series

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Spicy red flowers have a contrasting orange cone in summer, the overlapping petals makes each bloom look full and the high bud count will mean many weeks of color, expect to see lots of visiting birds if you leave some spent seed heads for winter interest. 

  •  · Long lasting flowers with ornamental seed heads
  •  · Attracts birds
  •  · Great for summer and fall interest
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Echinacea Artisan™ Soft Orange

Echinacea 'Artisan™ Soft Orange'


A seed grown variety that produces highly uniform plants in flower and growth habit. Dark orange flowers soften to a lighter orange as they age; plants will bloom all summer.

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Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  
30 3" Plug
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72 72 Cell
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24-26 in


16-22 in



Echinacea 'Sombrero® Salsa Red'
Echinacea purpurea 'Sombrero® Salsa Red'


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Good Container Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden


Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Summer / Early Fall
Late Summer


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.

More About Sombrero® Series Series

Highly floriferous series is naturally well-branched and compact, exceptional winter hardiness and excellent landscape performance, blooms all summer and is drought tolerant.