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Echinacea purpurea 'Hot Lava'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hot Lava

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

12 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:

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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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral nconway567 On Jun 22, 2011, nconway567 from Valdosta, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bought this variety because of it's color. Unfortunately, it's slow growing, and the color is nothing like what was advertised or even close to the pictures that have been posted. It's coming in as a dull a pinkish brown. Very odd. Tried adding more fertilizer, hopefully that will correct any issues.

Positive weedsfree On Aug 19, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:


Positive Nevermore44 On Jul 21, 2010, Nevermore44 from Hamilton, OH wrote:

Strong grower. Large blooms. Nice color that holds decently in full sun. The flowers do have a consistent up-flipped set of small petals.

Neutral celesteresort On Dec 25, 2009, celesteresort from Port Orchard, WA wrote:

I have a question re. your information listed on Echinacea purpurea 'Hot Lava'. It was unclear to me whether this variety is sterile or not.
Please clarify - also, clarify this on your website.


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

Monroe, Connecticut
Valdosta, Georgia
South China, Maine
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Doniphan, Nebraska
Elba, New York
Hamilton, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Seattle, Washington

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