Echinacea purp. 'Sombrero® Salsa Red'
Plant Type: Perennials
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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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.
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