Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Echinacea Hot Papaya (Coneflower)

(Cone-fections™ Series) Masses of double deep red-orange flowers open around a bright papaya-orange pom-pom centre. Once fully bloomed they resemble puffballs and grow tall above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid- to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP21022 CPBR4392