Echinacea 'Balsomanita' SOMBRERO™ SANGRITA

Echinacea 'Balsomanita'
Echinacea 'Balsomanita' SOMBRERO™ SANGRITA
coneflower
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
 mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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SOMBRERO™ is a coneflower series bred by American breeder of Chinese origin Jianping Ren from Pan American Seed Company. The plants are renowned for deep flower colours, shorter growth, compact and very bushy habit, and very importantly reliable hardiness down to -34°C. Plants are distributed in Europe by their Kieft Seeds from the Netherlands.

SOMBRERO™ SANGRITA is one of the prettiest scarlet red coneflowers I have seen so far. Its name refers to a Spanish non-alcoholic drink served along with tequila to clean the palate of its unpleasant aftertaste. Though it looks like a tomato drink there is no tomato inside, but plenty of fruit juices (orange, pomegranate, tangerine, papaya or even mango) and chili powder that adds colour and spiciness. Flowers of Sungrita echinacea are produced atop 40-50 cm tall, sturdy stems from early July until late September. The discs are flattened, dark orange red, and hide plenty of nectar attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and bees can find a way to get to the dinner table, too. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are medium green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. SOMBRERO™ SANGRITA was patented as PP30138 in 2019.

The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful if slugs are present in your garden. Since coneflowers emerge quite late, often when slugs are already in their lethal strength, they could gobble up newly emerging foliage totally and thus destroy the plant before it even comes out.

Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy. It loves full sun. It is suitable for mixed borders with perennials or can be used as a flowering feature among low shrubs and conifers, and looks lovely when planted in a mass in a container on patios and balconies. Fully hardy to min -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 06-08-2020
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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