I had no intention of buying anymore plants this season but while at one of my favourite independent nurseries today the owner was singing the praises of HOT CORAL and the other two members of "Sombrero" . I have no space at all but I still bought two of them... embarrassing.
I don't see any reviews in our coneflower forum for these plants. Has anyone had them in their garden since the spring?
Well if I can get as many flowers on the same compact size but in those bright "sombrero" colours than that would be outstanding but I will believe it when I see it. We have been 'hurt' too many times with the promises of the performance of these new fangled but ultimately disappointing coneflowers.
Of course I wasn't making such an accusation echinaceamaniac. But given this is just the first summer in almost any residential garden for a 'Sombrero' it may still be premature to give it 2 thumbs up.
How tall? I recently bought Sombrero Salsa Red. I really love the color. The tag states 18-24". I am assuming that according to you statement of the plants being short, that I should think more towards 18" than 24" when planting?