Sombrero® Hot Coral Coneflower

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Looking for something hot, hot, hot for your perennial beds and borders? A little tropical color to boost your border from 'Ho-hum' to 'WOW!'? If so, then it's time to plant some Sombrero® Hot Coral Coneflowers (Echinacea x 'Balsomcor') These coral-pink versions of the native Echinacea are reliable bloomers that will fill your flower beds every year from mid-summer until the first frost with hot, tropical color!

Don't let the compact size fool you, though, because Hot Coral covers itself in flushes of coral-pink daisy-like flowers with high, spikey, bronze-colored central cones through the season. It is well-branched, space-saving, and densely growing, so Hot Coral will fit into any sized garden or container in the sun!

You can keep cutting the flowers for bouquets and they will keep coming all summer and fall filling your vases. Leave some on for the winter, though, because birds love the high central cones and will enjoy picking at the dried flowers all winter. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9 and stays a nice and tidy 1-2 feet tall and wide mound!

Planting and Application:

Hot Coral will bring hot color to both modern landscapes and informal natural meadows! These are must-have perennials for butterfly or Pollinator gardens, and wildlife gardens! Urban courtyards gain modern fresh color, and mixed Perennial Borders, are wonderful Cut Flowers, and Cottage gardens get a vivid boost. Try pairing with hot pinks, deep yellows, and fiery reds in an upscale Courtyard.

Sombrero® Coneflower is compact enough for vibrant patio container accents and thrillers! Add some spice to porch pots around the pool, or any sunny area where you need a splash of color!

Not only will butterflies and other pollinators frequent your yard in the summer, but the birds will love you too in the fall. Leave some flowers to dry in the fall, and your songbirds will flock to the tasty seeds for winter sustenance. Even though many creatures love it, deer will leave it alone.

Inject some fire into the Rock Garden, firewise landscaping, and in some more harsh locations like the hell strip along a garden pathway, sidewalk, driveway, or en masse throughout commercial sites in the sun!

  • Hot Coral-Pink Blooms & Raised Orange-Red Centers
  • Very Compact, Well-Branched & Prolific Blooming
  • Attracts Birds, Bees & Butterflies!
  • Vivid Flowers Summer Til Frost!
  • Bright Specimens, Accents, Edging, Massing & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Sombrero® series of Coneflowers are easy-to-grow herbaceous perennials! Echinacea needs to be planted in full sun and average soil, but once it is established it will reward you with eye-catching blooms all season. Provide moderate water until they're established, then after that Coneflowers are very drought tolerant! Any type of well-drained soil works and they appreciate being planted with Nature Hills Root Booster and access to yearly fertility to keep the blooms popping!

Deadhead to encourage rebloom and branching then prune to the ground in the Fall. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded, about every 3-4 years, and enjoy doubling your plants for you or a friend! Drought-resistant once established, all plants can be kept stress-free with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Fertility & Moisture Access
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead for More Blooms & Prune To Ground In Fall
  • Drought, Cold & Heat Tolerant - Deer & Rabbit Resistant

This coral-pink color stuns! The Sombrero® Hot Coral Coneflower will bring hot, tropical color and tons of flowers to your garden. Don't wait to order yours, head over to Nature Hills Nursery!

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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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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Sombrero® Hot Coral Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea x 'Balsomcor'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 - 26 inches
Mature Spread 16 - 22 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained & Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Coral-Orange
Foliage Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn