Echinacea FLAME THROWER

Echinacea
Echinacea FLAME THROWER
coneflower
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
 tall perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-0.6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:orange a red
BLOOMING TIME July - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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There are plenty of coneflowers in the market today. No wonder that if a variety wants to break through it must offer something unique, extraordinary, and attractive that has not been seen before. Do you realize how we all get attracted to fire? I remember how we – small-town kids loved late summer and autumn fires at the corner of a field or behind our cottage. As if magnetized we watched its flames and could not resist poking into the glowing embers, and we never wanted to go to bed when our mums called at us.

Flame Thrower coneflower is just like that – its flowers are like glowing embers you can’t stop looking at. The ray flowers are slim and long confirming e.paradoxa genes in its blood, deep orange towards the tips and fiery ruby red near the convex, maroon cones serving plenty of nectar to bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. It has a medium strong, floral, and sweet fragrance. Blooming begins in early July and lasts until the last sunny and warm days of early autumn (October) if plants are regularly dead-headed and fed. Stems are strong, 90-100 cm tall, and withstand wind and rain. Leaves are mid green, lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Flame Thrower was bred by my favourite breeder of flowers with rich colours Harini Korlipara from TerraNova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA. Patent No. 21932 was granted in 2011.

The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be careful is slugs are present in your garden. Since coneflowers emerge quite late, often when slugs are already in their lethal strength, they could gobble up newly emerging foliage totally and thus destroy the plant before it even comes out.

Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy. It loves full sun. It is suitable for mixed borders with perennials or can be used as a flowering feature among low shrubs and conifers and looks lovely when planted in a mass in a container on patios and balconies. Fully hardy to min -34 °C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 06-09-2020
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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