Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Echinacea 'Sombrero Hot Pink'
Common name   Purple coneflower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 9
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color  Hot Pink
Bloom Time   June - August
Height   1 - 2 feet

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers encourages continued bloom and improves general appearance.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
‘Sombrero Hot Pink’ is a compact coneflower that typically grows in a clump to 18-21" tall on sturdy stems. Flowers bloom from late spring to late summer, sometimes with additional sporadic bloom until frost. Good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Edge of the border, drifting across a perennial bed, or in any naturalized woodland or meadow setting.