Echinacea x 'Hot Papaya'

Hot Papaya Echinacea, Coneflower

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Hot Papaya Echinacea is a freely branching native perennial with strong upright  stems that do not need staking and bright green foliage. The fully double fragrant flowers have drooping orange-red petals with pom-pom like center cones and bloom from summer into fall.  Thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.  The flowers attract butterflies and bees, and spent stems will stay erect and attract birds if not removed.  Drought tolerant.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2.5' - 3'

Spread: 

2' - 2.5’

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Susceptible to aster yellows disease and eriophyid mites.  Heat and drought tolerant.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardenRock GardensGroundcoverNative Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: LiatrisBaby’s BreathSalvia

IMAGE: Leonora EnkingEchinacea Hot PapayaCC BY-SA 2.0

 

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