Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionFill your garden with the fiery red-orange blooms of Sombrero® Salsa Red coneflower (Echinacea hybrid)! This summer bloomer brightens up the landscape in an instant, and thanks to its red-brown cones, not yellow, you'll get a richer color effect. Compact in size, this perennial is easy to work in the flower garden; everyone has room for one...or more! Plus, thanks to its good branching, you'll get more pollinator-attracting flowers on each stem!DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea x 'Balsomsed' Patent #: USPP 23,105 Common name: Coneflower Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hrs/day) Height x width: 24-26" x 16-22" Flower color: Red Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Native, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Border, cottage gardening, massing, naturalizing, pollinator specimen, wildflower How To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Full sun -- Plant them in a spot that gets at least 5 hours of full sun a day. If planted in too much shade, plants may flop or strain to reach the sun. Water: Average -- Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Though coneflowers handle heat and dry conditions well once established, they appreciate regular watering and will flower more if they are not stressed. Spacing: 16 - 22 inches Fertilizing: Little needed. Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so once in the spring with a granular garden fertilizer is more than sufficient. Winterizing: Avoid damp spots. Do not heap mulching over crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Leave the foliage and old flowers standing for winter (birds enjoy the seed heads), then trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well. Deadheading (snipping off the spent blooms) is not necessary but does increase new flower production.
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I was really looking forward to this specimen, & I was happy that a number of buds had developed on the plant after I planted it in the ground. So were the rabbits, apparently. They ate off every bud, and many of the leaves. Next year I'll spray the plant with soapy water to make them less tasty for the rabbits.
The plant arrived in very good condition. I planted it and it is about to bloom. Very happy.
Excellent medium sized Coneflower
I have ordered from other suppliers in the past that promised a quart sized plant but this plant was weeks from being fully mature! Fast and safe shipping. For this price, why leave the house to plant shop? 💐💕
L.M. (District of Columbia)
Look forward to next year
m.p. (New York)
never heard back
I sent two messages about my plant being damaged when i unboxed but never heard back from the company. very disappointing. the other ones i ordered are doing fine though.
It looks like our team member Sarah reached out to you on June 30th, I'm sorry to see that you never got her message. We just need to know which plant/s arrived damaged and any pictures you may have to start the warranty process and we'll be happy to send out replacements. Reach out to our team by emailing email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!