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Coneflowers: So what about the "Sombrero" line-up?

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rouge21

(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9241680

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?
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9242491

I LOVE them! Hot Coral and Salsa Red are my favorites. They smell so good too!
rouge21

(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9242708

Do you think they will be similar to PowWow i.e floriferous and compact?
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9242850

They are very similar.
rouge21

(Zone 5b)

August 16, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9243596

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.
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 17, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9244781

I have photos of mine. They are awesome. I wouldn't lie.
rouge21

(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9245054

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.

I look forward to seeing your pictures.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2013
9:04 AM

Post #9672318

bumping up.. did 'Sombrero' series plants overwinter and do well this year?
rouge21

(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9672422

They did survive. But I needed to move them. They did well...quite short.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2013
11:41 AM

Post #9672424

Thanks for the report! :-)
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2014
8:56 AM

Post #9852437

Rouge

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?

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2014
9:30 AM

Post #9864399

I also bought salsa red, but it has not bloomed yet.

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