Bred to be more cold hardy, more compact and to pack a color punch all at the same time, Sombrero Granada Gold is an improved hybrid of the quintessential purple coneflower. With increased vigor, more branching and its lovely vibrant gold petals and bristly centers, Sombrero Granada Gold is going to be the star of your summer garden this season. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies will not be able to stay away, giving you the assurance that you are doing the environment a favor by encouraging the pollinators and helping them to thrive.
Native to North America, and in particular the United States, coneflowers have been a revered part of gardens for hundreds of years, and there has been some evidence that Native Americans used the plant for medicinal purposes. Growing in open fields and meadowlands, especially in the North and Central portions of the United States, Echinacea has lent its tough, hardiness traits to its cultivars, giving us new colors and sturdier, more compact growing perennials. They are hardy in Zones 4 to 9. Northern gardeners will want to plant these lovely perennials in full sun for best performance, and Deep South gardeners will find it thrives best with a little afternoon shade during the hottest months of summer.
Sombrero® Granada Gold Coneflower Care
Categorized as an easy to grow perennial, Echinacea prefers a well drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of fertility from extremely poor, rocky soil to rich fertile soil. It prefers a sandy loam soil of average moisture, but it is drought tolerant once it has become established. It also tolerates a wide range of soil pH levels, becoming an efficient user of the nutrients it finds in whatever soil it is planted in. The only intolerance it has beside no sunshine, is soggy wet soil. It does prefer a full sun location, but will tolerate some shade. It may not flower quite as freely with a shaded location. Fertilizer is typically not needed and is not encouraged, although you can work in some well composted organic material when you plant if you feel your soil is particularly poor.
Deadheading will encourage continued and increased blooming. Cut stems back to the first set of leaves. This compact grower is well branched and can send up dozens of blooms per plant each summer. If you would like to give your local songbirds a treat, leave some spent flower heads on the plant to provide a great source of seeds to them. They make an interesting winter feature even when dormant. Trim plant down to the ground in the late winter to prepare for new spring growth. Mulch root zone in harsh winter regions to protect against frost heaving.
Sombrero® Granada Gold Coneflower Spacing
Space your plants 22 to 24 inches apart to provide good air circulation and give them room to grow. They will mature at about 22 inches tall and spread out 24 inches. They are a healthy plant for the most part, but powdery mildew can set in if it is planted in the shade and kept wet too long in the evenings. Plant in full sun and water in the mornings to prevent plant diseases from setting in. Want a bright spot of color in your garden this summer? Plant Sombrero Granada Gold Coneflower, you will not regret it.
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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.