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Echinacea Sombrero Poco™ Hot Coral

Scientific Name : Echinacea x hybrida
Common Name : Coneflower
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Sturdy, compact plants are covered in blooms with bright, rich colors.
Idea & Tips : Requires full sun and well-drained fertile soil. Drought tolerant. Removing spent blooms will prolong flowering.
Grower InformationSombrero introduces a compact series featuring the same exceptional Winter hardiness, excellent branching and proven landscape performance.
  • Sturdy, compact plants are covered in blooms with bright, rich colors.
  • Poco is compact for better forcing and greenhouse growing performance.
  • Unique, non-fading flowers last for weeks.
  • Well-matched in habit and timing.
  • Plant Sombrero Poco in the Spring and sell it the same year.

Formerly known as Sombrero Hot Coral, this variety fits the Sombrero Poco series due to its compact habit. 
Protection InformationPP23,097; US7,982,110
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • 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:
      Low; prefers high humidity to mist
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Not necessary.
      49-56 days after sticking
      Please refer to our complete Tissue Culture Echinacea guide at for detailed rooting information.
    • Media pH:
      60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Long day obligate
      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:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Not recommended
      Bloom Months:
      June to August

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