What’s in bloom
Echinacea “Sombrero” has a nice compact growth that produces bright shades of red to coral flowers.The colors is almost iridescent in the sun. This lovely perennial attracts butterflies.
Plant in full sun and well-drained soil 18-22″ apart. The plants grows 22-24″ tall and once established is drought tolerant. Hardy in zone 5 -9.
Something new:I started this plant indoors from a seed packet thinking it was a carnation. To my surprise it is an heirloom carnation poppy that grows 1-2 feet tall and produces 3-4 inch flowers that come in pink, red and salmon. Since its an heirloom I will save the seeds for next year. It also self seeds readily.