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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 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
Previously Sombrero Hot Coral, this variety has been moved to the Sombrero Poco series due to its compact habit that better fits this new series. 
'Balsomcor'
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:
      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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