Bold, explosive color for your garden all season long and a showy garden bed all summer and into fall you can't beat Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower (Echinacea SOMBRERO 'Balsomador').
There are many modern cultivars of this great American native, but right now, the Sombrero series are right at the top of the list of excellent new plants. Sombrero Abobe Orange is a blockbuster new color that will look as fresh and current in July as it does in October.
Plant Sombrero Adobe Orange in full sun and average soil and watch it explode with super-charged blooming power. It is compact but covers itself is lightly scented orange daisy-like flowers for months on end. The unique raised centers have curious spikey, colorful centers that will usually be filled with pollinators.
Emerging in early spring with bright green foliage, the blooms arrive by summer and rise high above the mature, dark-green foliage. These herbaceous perennials are easy to grow and have a wonderful compact habit.
Perfect for the perennial border, a natural meadow, a butterfly or pollinator garden and a wildlife garden. Add that explosion of color for the whole growing season!
They look great in containers and planters, these are smaller, tidy plants that will be the highlight of any plant grouping. Coneflower are naturals in the cutting garden. Remember the more you cut, the more they flower! For bold floral arrangements and long-lasting bouquets, the Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower will make a standout specimen indoors and out!
Thriving in those hot, dry spots in the garden, Echinacea loves the sun and excels in tougher conditions. Prairies and meadows gleam with these bright blooms and they can freely spread and naturalize without becoming a problem.
Birds love the seeds in the high central cones and if you let the flowers dry on the plant they make striking winter silhouettes the birds will love! Leaving the ornate seed heads will provide winter interest until spring.
Once Adobe Orange is established it will bring you years of pleasure, becoming more heat and drought tolerant as the years go by. Fiery color glows in the full sun. The blooms return vigorously and profusely, especially if you remove spent blooms.
Fertile soil loving and very drought tolerant once established, Echinacea Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower loves the dryer waste areas and fills them with vivid color. Even tolerating clay soils, just as long as they drain. Winter crowns can rot in soggy conditions.
If puddles remain on your soil after a rain or watering, consider elevating the planting area. Add 18 - 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your tree directly in that mound.
Sometimes a plant performs just a bit too well in certain areas. Rest assured, Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to track all federal, state and local regulations on invasive materials. We will always protect you and your community.
We're happy to offer this special plant for sale into areas where it will work beautifully without any concern. To check your availability, simply type in your Zip Code to Find Your Growing Zone in the section above the Plant Highlights.
Sombrero Adobe Orange will bring rich color and loads of flowers to your garden, but you have to order them soon! These eye-popping blooms will go amazingly in any style garden, and sell out fast! Order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Echinacea SOMBRERO 'Balsomador'|
|Mature Height||18 - 20 inches|
|Mature Spread||22 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to dry|