FIERY RED PERENNIAL THAT WILL BLAZE ALL SUMMER LONG
- Long-lasting, tomato-red flowers spice up a landscape in summer
- Fragrant flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators
- Dried seed heads offer winter interest and feed finches and other birds
- Wonderful border perennial, cut flower option or planted by your patio to enjoy all summer long
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 1-3' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
Why plant Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower?
Hot ’n’ spicy! Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower will bring some zing to your summer landscape. This zesty hybrid Spirit serves up masses of luscious tomato-red blossoms over a period of many weeks. Try it with other hot colors, like Adobe Orange and Lemon Yellow Coneflowers, also from the Sombrero® series, or cool things down with the soothing blooms of Blue Fortune Anise Hyssop or lavender-blue Russian Sage. Resembling badminton shuttlecocks, Salsa Red’s flowers also contribute playful shapes to the garden that will give guests and passersby a smile. Plant this sassy Coneflower in your entryway garden or foundation beds for instant curb appeal.
Coneflowers are undergoing a revolution. It all began with the Purple Coneflower, a cherished Wildflower Spirit native to the Midwest, Southeast, and Southern Plains. This beloved prairie plant was once used medicinally by American Indians, and you will still find it today on drug store and supermarket shelves under its Latin name, Echinacea, as a supplement for treating colds. Purple Coneflower was used along with other species of American Coneflowers by breeders at PanAm Seeds, a division of Ball Horticultural of West Chicago, Illinois, to develop Sombrero® Salsa Red. In their hybridizing work, breeders sought to develop compact, well-branched plants in a sizzling shade of red. Success!
How to use Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower in the landscape?
Plant some extra Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflowers, so you’ll have plenty for bouquets for the table all summer. The lightly fragrant blossoms are superb for cut arrangements. Make any room in your home more cozy and inviting with fresh-cut flowers from the garden!
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower
For best results, plant Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower in a sunny site or in a spot that receives shade only during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be of medium fertility and must drain freely. Cold, boggy soil in winter is not its friend. Coneflowers love heat and are slow to emerge, so be patient.
How To Water
Water as soon as they arrive! Coneflowers need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape. As they become established, they become drought tolerant.
How To Fertilize
When it comes to fertilizing your Sombrero® Adobe Orange Coneflower, the best time to do so is in early spring as your Coneflowers are breaking dormancy. They only need to be fertilized once a year but be sure to use an all natural fertilizer like the Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food - chemical fertilizers will burn your plants if over applied!
How To Prune
Deadheading spent flowers will keep plants looking their freshest, but the seedheads do provide winter interest, so leave them alone to enjoy four-season beauty. Cut old stems down before new growth appears in spring.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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