Hot Papaya Echinacea

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A vibrant and colorful echinacea, 'Hot Papaya' combines fiery, red-orange double flowers with cushiony pom-pom centers that lean towards yellow-orange. Immune to fading, the striking color of these long-lasting blooms appear even lovelier next to their burgundy-striped stems and deep green foliage. 'Hot Papaya' is a sturdy, well-branched plant that tolerates tough soils and withstands drought once established. (Echinacea)
Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 30-36" tall , 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
24-36" tall x 18-24" wide. A delightfully unusual plant, 'Hot Papaya' delivers graceful powder puff blooms to the garden in an energizing shade of red. The color is long lasting and bold, with glimmers of orange, gold, magenta and lavender enhancing each petal. Best of all, 'Hot ‘Papaya' is incredibly productive once established, delivering numerous blooms on each plant from midsummer through fall. Like other coneflowers, ‘Hot Papaya’ is an adaptable plant, meaning that it can handle a variety of weather conditions as they come – heat, humidity, drought and cold are not likely to be its undoing.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Coneflower Hot Papaya PP#21022
Botanical Name
Echinacea Hot Papaya PP#21022
Patent Number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good For Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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