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Echinacea × hybrida Sombrero™ Salsa Red
Echinacea × hybrida Sombrero™ Salsa Red
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Echinacea × hybrida Sombrero™ Salsa Red

Hybrid Coneflower

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.650.460

(=‘Balsomsed’) A new series of Coneflower bred to produce well-branched, sturdy and compact plants featuring a high bud count. This selection produces very large, single flowers with bright red overlapping petals surrounding a large brown cone. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden. USPP#23105: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Echinacea × hybrida Sombrero™ Salsa Red

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   55-60 cm
   21-23 inches
   40-55 cm
   16-21 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate