Sunny, bright yellow flowers, with white rings surrounding dark brown cones; strong, well-branched stems; attracts pollinators and feeds the birds in winter; use in naturalized areas with other native plants
Sombrero® Summer Solstice Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented yellow daisy flowers with dark brown eyes and a white ring at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sombrero® Summer Solstice Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sombrero® Summer Solstice Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sombrero® Summer Solstice Coneflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist location and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.