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.
: Sombrero 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.
Protection Information : PP23,097; US7,982,110
(Flowering Only License)
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.
Typically not required
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
June to August
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