(aka: Echinacea 'Balsomsed') Echinacea 'Salsa Red' stands out as one of the best red coneflowers we've ever grown. Strong words, considering the array of echinaceas we've trialed, but this is a winner. Echinacea 'Salsa Red' comes from the breeders at Pan American Seed Company, who were breeding for a seed strain but were struck by the performance of this exceptional clone. For us, Echinacea 'Salsa Red' makes a 2' wide clump of sturdy stems topped, starting in June, with hundreds of bright orange-red, salsa-colored 3" flowers. As with all coneflowers, well-drained soil is critical.