Echinacea x 'Balsomsed'

Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower

Echinacea 'Salsa Red'

Deciduous Perennial

Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red displays single rows of drooping, deep orange-red ray petals around a sombrero-shaped, orange-brown cone. The lightly fragrant flowers attract butterflies! Provides long lasting color in the garden. Coneflower is easy to grow in any well-drained soil. It requires little water once established. Plant in mixed borders, cutting gardens and mass plantings. Deadhead regularly, but leave last flower heads for birds.

Masses of Salsa red coneflower make a stunning display in this Vancouver, Washington garden designed by Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens.

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun


Size: 24 - 30 tall x 16 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Upright

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Red
Bloom Season: Jul, Aug, Summer
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall
Position / Role: mid-plane filler, matrix / mingler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plant Combos