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Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red

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Big color, subtle scent

Brings you butterflies in summer and songbirds in autumn

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.


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Genus Echinacea
Species x hybrida
Variety 'Balsomsed'
ppaf PP23105
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 22 in - 24 in
Plant Width 16 in - 20 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 04, 2019

Fantastic splash of red/scarlet in the flowerbed!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Todd Killingsworth from GA

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