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Echinacea ‘Santa Fe’

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Echinacea ‘Santa Fe’ is a seed-produced cultivar from the Proven Winners® LAKOTA™ Series of coneflowers. Despite some expected variation in seed strains, Echinacea ‘Santa Fe’ showed remarkable consistency in our trial and was similar in many ways to Echinacea ‘Balsomcor’ (SOMBRERO® Hot Coral), although ‘Santa Fe’ was decidedly more vigorous. This tidy and well branched plant reaches 2′ tall and wide at maturity. Striking coral-red flowers are produced en masse from late June through late July before eventually fading to attractive shades of pastel pink. Echinacea ‘Santa Fe’ not only scored as a top performer in the trial, but it was also popular with Trial Garden visitors who voted it among their top five favorites in both 2018 and 2019.


  • Rating
    4.8 (Top Performer) 
  • Common Name
    Santa Fe coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    mid July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    24” x 26” 
  • Flower Type