Hot Papaya Coneflower: Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' - 1GAL Pot CM Tall
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' (PP21022) displays vibrant, double flowers in shades of orange, red, and coral, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
Caring for Echinacea, also known as Coneflower, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. Echinacea plants thrive in full sun but can tolerate some light shade. Plant them in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Water the plants deeply during the early stages of growth to establish their root system, and then reduce watering once they are established as they are drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding, or leave the flower heads intact to attract birds and provide winter interest. Cut the plants back to the ground in late winter or early spring to encourage fresh growth. Echinacea is generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Echinacea plants will reward you with their vibrant and long-lasting blooms, attracting pollinators and adding beauty to your garden or landscape.