Coneflower (Echinacea 'Flame Thrower') in the Coneflowers Database

Trade name information:
Series: Prairie Pillars™
Cultivar name: 'Flame Thrower'
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: 40 inches
Plant Spread: 40 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
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP21,932 (2011); EU32307


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Date: 2009-11-03Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. wwwterranovanurseries.c
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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Feb 23, 2013 10:32 PM

Very hardy variety of Echinacea. Plants usually require a second year of growth to flower, however.

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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 5:23 AM

Even though a previous poster found this plant to be hardy, it is the only echinacea that I have ever lost. It may be that the plant I bought was frail, but it looked pretty good, though small, its first year. Never did come back, so I don't think I'll try it again. Instead, I'm growing Cheyenne Spirit from seed, which may have some orange-flowered varieties.

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