Coneflower (Echinacea 'Hot Papaya') in the Coneflowers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 32 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Celebrating Echinaceas!Celebrating Echinaceas!
By dave on August 15, 2015

We open the Echinaceas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Posted by beenthere (Greenup, Ky - Zone 6b) on Mar 23, 2017 7:33 AM

Have had these in my garden for 4 years. Originally purchased from Santa Rosa Gardens, have divided and transplanted in the fall with complete success. Well over 32 inches, leggy and prone to breaking in our July windstorms. Also a particular favorite of the Japanese Beetles who eat the petals (sigh). I removed these last fall to make way for Daylilies, but I will miss them. Glorious, glowing blooms, tough and vigorous plant. Also a unique fragrance, exotic and spicy. If you want to try the hybrids, this is one that won't disappoint.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jul 9, 2012 3:01 PM

Prefers well-drained soil. Water frequently until established. Established plants are drought-tolerant.

Fertilize in spring. Use balanced fertilizer for best results.

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Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on Jun 7, 2013 10:27 AM

Echinaceas tend to die quickly in my yard. Have heavy clay and probably don't amend as much as these need. Last year, I planted several varieties and paid attention to the advice to keep them from blooming the first year. Looks like it worked, at least for now.

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