Echinacea 'Sombrero Tres Amigos' PP 30,750
Tres Amigos Coneflower
Item #: 17573
Zones: 4a to 9b
Height: 22" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
(aka: Echinacea Balsomtresgo) The latest winner from Ball Hort's Sombrero Series of coneflowers is Echinacea 'Sombrero Tres Amigos'. Each 20" tall x 22" wide clump is adorned, starting in June (NC) with sturdy flower stalks, topped with wide flowers which emerge orange, mature to raspberry, and age to burgundy. As with all the Sombrero series, these are well-branched with plenty of basal growth, which assures better perennialization. We recommend establishing echinaceas in the garden in advance of winter.
Echinacea is a low maintenance perennial. The only maintenance we perform is to cut the flower stalks back as low as possible as soon as the flowers fade. By doing this, the clump will produce a second floral show in late summer/early fall. If you wait in cutting the flowers, it will not have enough time to produce a second flush of flowers.
Echinaceas require well-drained soils, but are not designed to endure long-term drought conditions. Clay and sandy soils will both work fine, as long as water isn't retained after rains.
This new coneflower provides a lovely burst of bright color in a season, which is in between the typical spring flowering season and the start of the summer season. Because they don't take up much space, they can easily be tucked in among other perennials.
All echinacea plants are a great nectar source for an array of bees, but not to worry, since they have no interest in humans when they are feeding.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
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