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Echinacea 'Flame Thrower'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Flame Thrower
Registered or introduced: 2009

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26 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral daisymaybe On Jul 17, 2012, daisymaybe from Berthoud, CO wrote:

2nd year plant is only 12" tall with 8 flowers in early july. A lovely color but darker orange with little yellow. Not vigorous but a nice dwarf. I have tried Tiki Torch for 3 years and have finally given up on it.

Positive snowgarden On Jul 22, 2011, snowgarden from Leavenworth, WA wrote:

I planted several gallon-size Echinacea 'Flamethrower' in my not-really full sun border and they're doing great! Not only do they bloom early (for an Echinacea), they actually have relatively robust foliage, unlike many cultivars. Mine are more intensely orange than the ones shown in the photos posted, possibly because they get afternoon shade.

Negative vossner On Jul 16, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have planted 4" echies inground and they have taken off w/o much effort/care. Flame Thrower IS NOT one of them!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berthoud, Colorado
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Valdosta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Long Branch, New Jersey
Elba, New York
Port Washington, New York
Hamilton, Ohio
Gresham, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Leavenworth, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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