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Echinacea, Hybrid Coneflower '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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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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



Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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

El Mirage, Arizona

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Greenup, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Hopkins, Minnesota

San Antonio, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 4, 2015, santamiller from San Antonio, TX wrote:

Great coneflower. Gets really tall and puts it flowers quickly in the spring.


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


On Nov 29, 2010, chavelonni from Spokane, WA (Zone 5b) 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!


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