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 it’s 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. “Guaranteed - You've never seen another coneflower like Hot Papaya! Breeder Arie Blom's been striving for this plant for over 10 years & he's finally succeeded." ~ Chris Hanson, Owner and famed plant geek of Great Garden Plants
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