Echinacea × hybrida Sombrero® Hot Coral

Hybrid Coneflower
USDA Zone: 5-9
A new series of Coneflower bred to produce well-branched, sturdy and compact plants featuring a high bud count. This selection produces very large, single flowers with hot, orange-red overlapping petals surrounding a large brown cone. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. However, keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden. USPP#23097: unlicensed propagation prohibited.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture Average or Dry or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Orange   Red

Blooming Time   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall

Foliage Color   Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds   Border
Containers    Cut Flower
Deer Resistant   Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant    Massed
Specimen

Flower Head Size   Large

Height    21-23 inches

Spread    16-21 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium