Eastern Coneflower, Eastern Purple Coneflower
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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

PPAF PVR

Positive

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

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.