Stunning color at first, but rapidly fades to dull lemon, then pale cream within days. But I'll give the benefit of a doubt because drought in our area affected the color and longevity of my other many echinacea varieties. In my opinion - the Sombrero series is by far my very favorite. For the past two years, I've had amazing bushy plants loaded with blooms of reliable color, especially Salsa Red and Burgundy. Yellow seemed highly susceptible to insect damage. Now, Grenada Gold color is actually too short-lived for my garden design. We'll see if next year looks better. As always, EVERY plant I've gotten from Romence has been healthy, of good-sized root stock, and 100% survival if cared for during our latest wacky weather of drought or overly wet spring.
Echinacea Sombrero 'Granada Gold'
- Flowers of a cheerful golden-yellow
- Prolific bloomer
- Bred to be quite cold hardy
A new introduction from the Sombrero Series, 'Granada Gold' is a sturdy, well-branched plant that brings lots of vibrant color to the landscape. The large, bright flowers are long lasting and have overlapping golden-yellow petals. A steady performer in the summer garden that also provides food for the birds throughout autumn and winter. Native to North America.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Prairie Gardens, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Blooming, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. They can tolerate light shade, but they will produce fewer flowers and the plants will be weakened. They will grow in any well-drained soil, though light and loamy soils are best. They are drought tolerant once established, and if properly cared for they will form an attractive colony that will live for years to come. Deadhead occasionally to encourage continuous blooming. Cut to the ground in early spring.