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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Echinacea Sombrero®
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 23-36
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 18-40
Spring-early summer programs *
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
* Long day/night interruption lighting is required before week 20 finish. Discontinue lighting after uniform flower bud initiation
Late summer - fall programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
* Crops planted after week 26 will finish slower in the North
Echinacea Sombrero® Fiesta Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Rosada
Echinacea Sombrero® Summer Solstice
Echinacea Sombrero® Tango Tangerine
Echinacea Sombrero® Tres Amigos
Echinacea Sombrero® Granada Gold
Echinacea Sombrero® Lemon Yellow
Echinacea Sombrero® Sangrita
Echinacea Sombrero® Baja Burgundy
Echinacea Sombrero® Blanco
Echinacea Sombrero® Adobe Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Flamenco Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red
Suggested Container Size.
Container: 2.5 qt (1 ppp)
Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 72-78°F (21-24°C)
Rooting Hormone: None
Mist: Low; prefers high humidity to mist
Fertilization: 50 ppm N starting at Day 7
Pinching: Not necessary.
Transplanting: Liner transplant week
Comments: Please refer to our complete Tissue Culture Echinacea guide at DarwinPerennials.com for detailed rooting information.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: 60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: long day obligate
Watering: Moderate
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Only to remove premature flower buds.
Plant Growth Regulators: Not recommended. 300 ppm Configure 2 weeks after transplant when greenhouse grown will reduce overall plant height.
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.