Vegetative Variety

Echinacea Sombrero®

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Data is gathered from our West Grove, Pa., trials (Zone 6a). Southern growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Northern growers: 1 week slower. Consider summertime scheduling accurate. Dates based on a standard 72 liner size.

Week color desired
TC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
* Long day/night interruption lighting is required before week 20 finish. Discontinue lighting after uniform flower bud initiation
Week color desired
TC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
* Crops planted after week 26 will finish slower in the North
Echinacea Sombrero® Fuchsia Fandango
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Echinacea Sombrero® Fiesta Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Rosada
Echinacea Sombrero® Summer Solstice
Echinacea Sombrero® Tango Tangerine
Echinacea Sombrero® Tres Amigos
Echinacea Sombrero® Granada Gold
Echinacea Sombrero® Lemon Yellow
Echinacea Sombrero® Sangrita
Echinacea Sombrero® Baja Burgundy
Echinacea Sombrero® Blanco
Echinacea Sombrero® Adobe Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Flamenco Orange
Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red
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Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 72-78°F (21-24°C)
Rooting Hormone: None
Mist: Low; prefers high humidity to mist
Fertilization: 50 ppm N starting at Day 7
Pinching: Not necessary.
Transplanting: 49-56 days after sticking
Comments: Please refer to our complete Tissue Culture Echinacea guide at for detailed rooting information.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: 60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: Long day obligate
Watering: Moderate
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Only to remove premature flower buds.
Plant Growth Regulators: Not recommended. 300 ppm Configure 2 weeks after transplant when greenhouse grown will reduce overall plant height.
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.