Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' Plants

  • $ 9.95

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya', is one of the most exciting cultivars of this genus.  Flowers first emerge like a single echinacea flower and are papaya colored with orange cones.  Shortly thereafter, ray petals are formed, encase the cone, and the entire bloom takes on a rich reddish color with a slight purple coloration to the central ray petals.  This sterile hybrid doesn't set seed, which makes for a longer blooming display (typically June - September here in DE).  Will preform nicely in well-drained container plantings.  Plant in groups of three for utmost color impact.
Mature Plant Size: 30"-36" Tall, 24"-36" Spread 
Bloom Time: June - September
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5 
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring.  If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually.  It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed.
Containers Size: 4.5" Pot

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