Thursday, August 14, 2008

Future Plant Scoop

Guilty Gardener ... Garden Scoop

World's First
Double Orange Coneflower

Presenting Echinacea purpurea 'Hot Papaya'
Image Courtesy of Plants Nouveau

Moy caliente! Talk about hot a hot tamale ... this is one beautiful bloomer. Direct from the breeding artistry of Arie Blom. This is the man who brought us Pink Double Delight and Lime Coconut Echinacea. He has more new coneflower introductions just waiting to come on board too. Impeccable breeding lines is what is behind the performance and stability found in all of his Cone-fections


Chris Hansen said...

Hi Guilty Gardener!
This is my absolute favorite new perennial for 2009! I've talked with fellow breeders who have seen Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' in Airie's field and they say the flowers are amazingly large & somewhat fragrant! They are on very strong stems that make great long-lasting cut-flowers.
Your gardening friend,
Chris Hansen of Great Garden Plants

HortiCultra said...

It's a fantastic plant. We trialed them and did fine. Just make sure to cut the first flowers off to create a strong crown and they will thrive.

Shane @