Echinacea 'Sombrero Hot Coral'

An incredible crowd-pleaser whose flowers open coral and then deepen to vermillion. More
1 x 9cm plant 511128-1 £10.50 Delivery late May
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3 x 9cm plants 511128-3 £26.95 Delivery late May
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Or buy this as part of our Green Jewel Echinacea Collection.

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An incredible crowd-pleaser whose flowers open coral and then deepen to vermillion.

Plant right at the front of a border, or in a perennial pot and keep picking for the house too. It lasts 2-3 weeks in a vase.

Genus Echinacea
Variety Sombrero Hot Coral (syn. 'Balsomcor' PBR)
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Cone Flower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in humus rich, deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.
Care Tips Don't overcrowd these plants, they don't like being overshadowed. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Propagate by rooting cuttings from late autumn to early winter.
Flowering July - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

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Echinacea 'Sombrero Hot Coral' reviews

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Louise

These are lovely; when they arrived I was a bit dubious about the amount of flower there would be this year because they arrived with one stem. They are now healthy established plants with beautiful flowers that run from a hot pink through to a unique orange. They add consistent color and the​ pollinators gorge on them.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Claude

Good strong plant received in perfect condition. Fairly slow-growing but this is good as I don't want it to outgrow its pot too soon. Has produced 3 flowers so far with more coming up. Beautiful warm unusual orangey colour. Needs protection from slugs/snails.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Carol

Strong plants in the shades I wanted

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mr Tinsley

The plants were sound but small so have not bulked up much this summer but are flowering now. the Echinacea, Cosmos and Sweet Peas have been satisfactory. The dahlias we had from you have been very disappointing. One lot have been good, another very slow to emerge and still have much growing to do. The third group have not emerged at all so we shall not ask you for dahlias in the future.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

I planted them straight away but none of them has survived or flowered.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

All good plant is as I expected

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jenny

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Joan

Excellent plant received. Has flowered all summer.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Rosemary

This plant looked fairly weedy all Summer but did flower. However, the colours were nothing like the picture.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Gaynor

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Steph

Didn't do well. One didn't grow at all and the others were very small.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Amelia

Stunning colour, still making new flowers in mid October

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Margaret

This echinacea was poor. It kept trying to flower then the top of the stalk kept wilting. I gave it the care needed to counteract this and eventually in early Sept I managed to keep one flower. I have no fault with the service or delivery. This is not the first plant I have had trouble with. Wondering if it could be that the plants suffer shock coming into a colder climate?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your Echinacea has failed to thrive and have refunded you for the plant. In our experience Echinacea's are very hardy against the cold but do need very good drainage . It may be that the hot summer lead to them receiving more watering than usual causing warm and moist conditions which encouraged rotting at the top of the stem. "

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Alice

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Jill

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Kaeli

These plants are so beautiful and have really brightened up the space in which they were planted.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Brenda

Dependable and lovely echinacea - must give it a better place next year for it to flourish and be seen.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Fiona

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Steph

They never really grew much despite watering

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your Echinacea have failed to grow , we note that these have been replaced and hope that the replacement plants will settle in and grow well for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Gillian

Service was excellent. I have been extremely pleased with all my purchases this year. I enjoy looking at your appealing catalogue and finding new ideas. Thank you
Gillian Walker