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Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' - Coneflower

Perennials

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'

Coneflower

A double-flowered Coneflower, 'Hot Papaya' has drooping ray petals surrounding a pompom center of red-orange that does not fade. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers, echinacea are excellent for cutting. Stems are strong to hold its big bloom. Coneflowers begin blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed, but leave the last of the blooms on the stems and the seedheads will be visited by songbirds in winter. 'Hot Papaya' is very fragrant and a magnet for butterflies! 

Additional:

A nectar source for the following butterflies--American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Black Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Common Wood-nymph, Eastern Tailed Blue, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Gulf Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Peck’s Skipper, Red Admiral, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Red-Spotted Admiral, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Tawny-edge Skipper, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Zabulon

Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Insect, disease and drought tolerant.

Height:

30-36 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Focal Point
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Specimen
Cut Flower
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam')
Maiden Grass Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia )
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')
Missouri Primrose Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa or missouriensis )
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Uptick™ Yellow & Red')
Wormwood Wormwood (Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound')
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