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 : 18 - 22" (46 - 56cm)
Height : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Width : 22 - 24" (56 - 61cm)
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.
: Sombrero’s vibrant colors are matched by its exceptional Winter hardiness and excellent landscape performance.
- Highly floriferous series is naturally well-branched and compact for easy shipping.
- Excellent retail presentation, commanding a premium price.
- Well-matched in habit and timing.
- Plant Sombrero in the Spring and sell it the same year.
- Ideal for 2.5-qt. pot size.
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Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Low; prefers high humidity to mist
50 ppm N starting at Day 7
49-56 days after sticking
60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Long day obligate
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Only to remove premature flower buds.
Not recommended. 300 ppm Configure 2 weeks after transplant when greenhouse grown will reduce overall plant height.
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
Liner: 16-18 wks
June to August
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