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Echinacea Sombrero Poco™ Yellow

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 resistant. 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.
NEW! Now available as stage 3 tissue culture! For best practices and more information, please visit darwinperennials.com
'Balsompocel'
Protection InformationUS7,982,110; US PAF
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:
      none
      Mist:
      Low; prefers high humidity to mist
      Fertilization:
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Pinching:
      Not necessary.
      Transplanting:
      49-56 days after sticking
      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:
      Typically not required
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 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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