The versatile white flower of Sombrero Blanco Coneflower can add elegance to any landscape or provide a natural complement to reds, blues and yellows in containers and garden beds. Coneflower (Echinacea) is native to prairies and meadows of North America, so it has all the benefits of native plants: easy care, adaptability, and food for wildlife. But few natives boast the big white blooms of Sombrero Blanco. Be sure to plant at least one near a summer evening hangout spot to enjoy the white blooms in low light.
The white petals of this coneflower overlap one another and surround a golden yellow center. They appear on stalks about 18 to 20 inches above the main plant, which is loaded with dark green leaves. In zones 4 through 9, this perennial thrives in most soil types and is both drought and salt tolerant. Butterflies, along with bees and hummingbirds, enjoy the flowers, and deer typically avoid bothering the plants. In late summer, small songbirds flock to the seeds that form on faded flowers.
Sombrero® Blanco Coneflower Care
Plant Sombrero Blanco Coneflower in spring in a spot that gets at least 4 hours of sun a day. The flowers can adapt to nearly any soil that drains well; the soil does not have to be rich or fertile. It is best to avoid soil that tends to hold water and stays soggy, even in containers. Water every day or so for the first few weeks and then gradually increase the time from one watering to the next. Established coneflowers need little to no watering in future seasons.
Remove faded flowers (deadhead) for full blooming all summer. In late summer, you might choose to leave faded flowers on the plant to feed birds as days and nights cool. There is no need to cut stalks until late winter, and the plant needs no pruning other than trimming the stalks and any dead leaves down to just above new growth near the ground in late winter. This native perennial needs little fertilizing, and probably will benefit more from top-dressing the soil around the plant with organic compost each spring after trimming.
Sombrero® Blanco Coneflower Spacing
Be sure to account for the full size of your coneflowers when planting them in groups for borders or mass plantings. Space plants about 18 to 20 inches from center to center.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.