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Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' (Coneflower)

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' PP21022

Coneflower

Blooms emerge with florescent papaya-colored ray petals and a deep orange-yellow cone
Matures to rich, spicy orange ray petals topped by a double, reddish-orange pompom
Thick, deep green leaves and strong, sturdy stems with maroon markings
Mixed borders, foundation plantings, cut flower
Brought to market by Plants Nouveau

North Creek is proud to offer this gorgeous double flowering orange coneflower. Blooms emerge with florescent, papaya colored ray petals and a deep orange-yellow cone; later transitioning to fiery orange ray petals topped by a double, reddish-orange pompom. Foliage is clean and smooth like E. paradoxa. From the breeding lines of Arie Blom of AB-Cultivars. Bring on the heat, blooms start in July and carry on for 8–12 intense weeks!


Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Red Orange

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Coneflower Interesting Notes

Some like it hot! If you like it hot, then this new coneflower is for you. The blooms emerge with florescent, papaya colored ray petals and a deep orange-yellow cone. Hot Papaya matures with rich, spicy orange ray petals that are topped by a double, reddish-orange pompom. Each pompom has a remarkable papaya colored halo in the center that grows as it ages.

Showing its strong Echinacea purpurea lines, this truly novel selection sports thick, deep green leaves and strong, sturdy stems with maroon markings. Maturing at 30” in height, Hot Papaya is perfect for mixed borders and makes a lovely statement when placed in the mid border. Plant it en masse for a truly traffic stopping focal point in any setting.

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' is the very first hybrid double bringing a wonderful fiery shade to double flowered echinaceas which were previously either pink or white. - Plants Nouveau

The prominent, bristly seed heads of Echinacea inspired the generic name of the plant, taken from the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Songbirds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Tissue culture
Attributes
Dry Sun