Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red

Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red

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Big color, subtle scent
SKU 38312
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 9

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

20 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red

The Sombrero® series of echinacea has gotten a lot of praise, every bit of it well deserved. These plants are improved in so many ways:

•Much greater cold hardiness
•Longer season of flowering
•More flowers per plant
•Compact, dense habit

Salsa Red is a brilliant scarlet-flowered member of the series, a mini stoplight of bold color that you will enjoy as much in the vase as you do in the border. Just 24 inches high and not quite as wide, this little powerhouse begins flowering with the first breath of summer heat and continues until the chill of fall. Cut the stems or deadhead the spent blooms and you will encourage even more buds to set.

This echinacea is just right for patio containers, where it attracts attention from guests and may lure a butterfly or two over from the garden. Like all coneflower varieties, it loves sun and heat, doesn't mind humidity or less-than-perfect soil, and is generally ignored by deer. A selection of a native American wildflower, it is free of pests and diseases, and does a good job bringing pollinators into the garden. Even after the blooms are gone and the central cones have dried out, small birds such as goldfinches will fly in to feast on its seeds.

We highly recommend Salsa Red for your garden and flowerpots. Very low maintenance and long-lived, it has condensed the best of echinacea growing into one perfect little plant.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Echinacea
Species x hybrida
Variety 'Balsomsed'
PPAF PP23105
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Clematis Pruning Groups Group 3
Bloom Color Red
Max Bloom Size 3.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none

Customer Reviews

Rating
Fantastic splash of red/scarlet in the flowerbed!
Review by Todd Killingsworth
Zone 7a - planted last year, second bloom. A visual eye catching anchor for the new flowerbed! Bought as a change from the usual purple coneflower. Dark green leaves, brilliant vibrant red and partners wonderfully with black eyed Susan “Goldsturm”. Will share photo if website allows.

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