The Teddington Gardener

No shrinking violet.. Echinacea Hot Papaya

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Echinacea Hot Papaya

These magnificent blooms are the first ever orange-red double coneflowers – the colour stays true and doesn’t fade. The fragrant flowers are borne on strong stems are excellent for cutting. Attracts butterflies in a wide variety of garden settings. Full sun, moist but very well-drained soils. Flowering June-September/October. Height and spread 80cm x 40cm.

I’m planning on using this next year in a large, decorative water tank, with grasses and other late flowering perennials – Crocosmia, Verbenas, Salvias…. mixing orange with purple, yellow, gold, blue of an airy aster…

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