Sombrero Adobe Orange and Sombrero Salsa Red
Common Name: Coneflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 24-26 inches
Spread: 16-18 inches
Bloom time: mid summer to early fall
Blooms: shades of yellow, red
Foliage: deep green
Attributes: Showy, good cut flower, heat and drought resistant, attracts butterflies and birds
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 overlapping petals surrounding a large, rust-brown cone. This series features a variety of bright colors ranging from yellow to deep burgundy red. 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.
Sun: full sun
Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season. Drought resistant when established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in spring.
Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. It can also be used as a specimen or planted in masses. They are also a great addition to a native or prairie garden
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