Hot New Color in the Fantastic Sombrero® Series!
• Compact Plants Covered with an Amazing Amount of Blooms!
• Up to 100 Flowers of Lustrous Coral on Each Plant!
• Blooms for THREE Months or More!
• Very Easy to Grow, Despite Less-Than-Ideal Conditions!
A Stunning New Color for the Compact, Floriferous Sombrero Coneflowers!
Coneflowers used to come in rosy-purple, pink and white, but now we can choose from a whole array of colors. None is more stunning than the bright coral tones of this new addition to the Sombrero Series! Large 3- to 4-inch blooms start out coral, take on more orange tones, and pick up peachy pink tones as they age – what a glorious sight to have all these hues on one plant! The wide overlapping petals on the blooms make the most of the color show on a 2-foot plant blessed with a compact, multi-branched branching habit. Many branches means the plant produces many blooms (a single plant can bear as many as 100 blooms!), and the strong stems hold the flowers erect despite wind and rain with no staking needed.
Fills the Whole Summer Full of Bright Color, both from Flowers and Butterlfies!
Hot Coral is outstanding not just for the bright peachy-salmon tones of its flowers, but also for how long the color lasts in your garden. Blooms start in early summer and keep coming, even into fall. You don’t need to deadhead, though it will encourage a few extra weeks of bloom if you do. A grouping creates a butterfly garden all by itself, for this is a favorite of butterflies! And if you leave the cones on the plant, songbirds will forage on the seeds in fall and winter.
One of the Easiest plants You Can Grow!
Drought tolerant, it thrives despite heat, humidity and even poor soil, including shallow, rocky soil. Unlike older varieties, Hot Coral is long-lived and compact – not more spindly 4-foot plants with 5 blooms on them! Even better, deer and rabbits do not find it attractive.
Plant in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil. Let it dry a little between waterings. Be sure the location is well-drained, especially in the winter. If you have clay, add a generous amount of compost or humus to the soil when you plant, and use a raised bed. Other than that, just sit back and enjoy the show!