Garden Photo of the Day - Echinacea 'Salsa Red'

Echinacea x purpurea Sombrero 'Salsa Red' 

 A new series of Coneflower bred for sturdy and compact plants featuring very large, single flowers with bright red overlapping petals surrounding a large brown cone. 

Ideal for sunny borders. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Coneflowers begin blooming midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. Keeping some dried flower heads on the plants in fall will provide food for wintering song birds. 

Dried seed heads also add interest to the winter garden.


  1. What a glorious color those Coneflowers are! I am reminded that I have some saved seeds that want planting in anticipation of warmer weather.

    1. Almost touch up - that is them!

  2. Very nice. Wish if I had such a good weather in Kolkata,India.


Post a Comment

Hi there! I would love to hear from you....

Popular Posts of all Time

Angelface Blue and Dark Violet Angelonia - a Flower that Keeps Giving

'Purple Smoke' - The best Baptisia

Getting in the 'Flow' by Gardening

No-Fail Tips for Turning Hydrangeas Blue!

Repurposed and Recycled - Creative Ideas for Garden Design

Planting Design for Dry Gardens by Olivier Filippi

The Magnificent Purslane - Edible Landscaping at its best!

My one day Class Wednesday April 16 in NY - Jan Johnsen

The Tradition of Hanami - Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan