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SOMBRERO® 'Salsa Red' Echinacea

SOMBRERO® Echinaceas are evenly matched for habit and timing, making them a breeze in production. They are all very well-branched, sturdy plants that bulk up quickly, do not require vernalization to bloom, and are loaded with buds for a vibrant show of color.

SOMBRERO® Salsa Red produces softly fragrant, spicy orange-red blossoms with an orange-brown cone. The petals overlap, giving the flowers a fuller, more polished look. They are freely produced from early through late summer.

Praised for their cheerful brightly colored flowers, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. Be sure to leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

  • Fragrant Flower
  • Winter Interest
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
  • Resists: Deer
  • Native to North America

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 24 - 26 Inches
  • Spacing: 16 - 22 Inches
  • Spread: 16 - 22 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Red
  • Flower Shade: Flaming Red
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Dark green
  • Habit: Upright
  • Container Role: Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer - Late Summer
  • Hardiness Zones:  4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b 
  • Water Category: Average
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil, Poor Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Mass Planting
  • Maintenance Notes: Grow in sunny and hot locations with well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade, but the best performance is in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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