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Coneflower
Echinacea 'Hot Summer'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Hot Summer
Additional cultivar information:(PP20687)
Hybridized by van Noor
Registered or introduced: 2010
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

El Mirage, Arizona

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hebron, Kentucky

Hopkins, Minnesota

Seattle, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 9, 2012, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have sort of a love-hate relationship with coneflowers. I hear they are super tough and easy to grow, but I don't generally have good luck with them. This one, however, has greatly exceeded my expectations. This is their second summer in my garden, and they're huge and blooming like crazy. The flowers really do change color, from yellow to peach, to orange, to red/dark pink. The overall effect is really pretty.
Summer of 2012 - aster yellows was rampant in Minnesota this year and I pulled out most of my echinacea. I then visited a local nursery and was told that they had their coneflowers checked for the virus, and despite the appearance of the coneflowers they were virus-free. Drought apparently has a very similar effect (misshapen and discolored blossoms). So I have left... read more

Positive

On Nov 29, 2010, chavelonni from El Mirage, AZ wrote:

I'm in AZ and in the summer heat the yellow/orange color lasts for a few hours only and then the flower fades to a dusty rose color. In the colder months however, the flowers start out yellow and slowly change to orange, then apricot and finally to a beautiful crimson red that's very hard to photograph. I have mine planted in lightly amended clay and so far it's doing great. Very fragrant too!

Positive

On Oct 17, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Coneflower Hot Summer Echinacea is a new style of coneflower. The flowers on this plant open a bright, sunny yellow, changing to brilliant scarlet as the bloom matures. The result is a veritable collage of multi-colored blossoms that harmonize eautifully, sometimes all on the same plant at the same time