Echinacea 'Flame Thrower'Echinacea 'Flame Thrower'

Echinacea ‘Flame Thrower’

This reliable rebloomer has 3½”, two-toned orange and yellow flowers that are hot, hot, hot! Add to this, a well-branched habit and you've got a great choice for the middle of the border or along a fence line. Here's a fragrant choice that is easy to grow and blooms all summer. One of the earliest of the coneflowers to bloom for us in Oregon.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 36″ / 40″ / 40″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

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Common Name

Coneflower

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Plant Series

Plant Type

US Patent #

PP21932

EU Grant #

EU32307

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

36" / 40" / 40"

Finish Time

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Growth Rate

Most Active Growing Season

Flowering Season

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Leaf Color

Soil

Average soil, coarse and slightly mineral soils are best

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Nutritional Needs

75 – 100 ppm

Dormancy

Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings

Water (Garden)

Average

How Different?

It is an early bloomer with bicolor flower yellow orange with red orange by the cone, very free flowering and well-branched. It is a great performer.

Landscape Value

Use in the middle of the border, in a parking strip, or along a fence line.

Finish Time to 4"

6 – 8 weeks

Grower Notes

Plants shipped in fall require winter protection. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container if you receive the plants in the fall. Grow with 50 – 55° F nights and 55 – 65° F days. Facultative Long Day plant. Daylength extension up to 16 hrs. has proven beneficial for promoting flowering. Low pH can be fatal.

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