This plant struggled from day one regardless of how much attention it received. It just burned like crazy here in my garden in North Texas. We had a very hot and dry summer that started in May with no relief from the heat. I never got to see the beautiful flowers that were pictured. I have tried transplanting it to a new location. I'm crossing my fingers that next year will bring flowers and beautiful foliage.
Sombrero® Adobe Orange Coneflower Echinacea hybrid
Intense orange flowers. Matching orange cone. Dark green foliage.Drought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 20 InchesSpacing:18 - 20 InchesSpread:18 - 20 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Adapts to hot, windy, sunny locations. Average to dry soil is best. Drought tolerant once established.Sombrero® Adobe Orange Echinacea hybrid 'Balsomador' USPP 26,639, Can PBRAF 5,636, US Utility 7,982,110
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Donna Fernandez, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
We have been very impressed with this plant! We added 5 to a new "full sun" garden last summer (late July) and they are doing extremely well. They have more than doubled in size and have filled in very nicely. The colour is bright and vibrant; they've been blooming for 2 weeks and have more flowers on the way. Love them!!Tracey, Ontario, Canada, 2 years ago
It has beautiful flowers, and vivid color. It just didn’t grow much new foliage. So much so, that I came here, to see how tall it is supposed to get. It says 20”x20”. Mine was store bought and in a pot. It’s only about 8 inches high. I plan to plant it, in its permanent location. That may help give it the space it needs, to reach its full potential. I will also add, the flowers do fade quite a bit each day and they don’t last a terribly long time. But, it did push out new buds just as one began to wilt. Overall, a decent plant.Martha, 3 years ago