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ECHINACEA 'Tiki Torch' PPAF
The large, smoldering orange daisies of 'Tiki Torch' are unlike those of any other coneflower. They are borne in profusion on well-branched, upright plants that are robust and high-performing. A hybrid between the yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) and Ruby Giant purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Giant’), this winning Terra Nova Nurseries introduction is sure to add warmth and fiery color to many a perennial border or butterfly garden.
Coarse dark green leaves line the stems of the perennial 'Tiki Torch.’ Flowering begins in early to midsummer. The large daisies have intense orange petals that surround reddish brown central cones, which are visited by butterflies, bees and other insect pollinators. As the conical heads age, they dry to brown and the seeds within are eaten by small songbirds.
Coneflowers grow best in full to partial sun and rich to average soil with good drainage. They are not overly water thirsty, but do check to make sure the soil is never too dry. Deadheading spent flowers keeps plants looking clean and attractive and will encourage continued flowering—though it is nice to leave a few seedheads for the birds. Plants will self-sow, though seedlings will not be true to parent. This tall selection may benefit from staking in windy locations. Some gardeners have reported this cultivar is not as reliably hardy as other coneflowers.
All coneflowers attract butterflies and provide seeds for hungry birds. They make welcome additions to sunny formal or naturalistic flower gardens.
9 - 2
5 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Orange, Orange Red, Brown
Green, Dark Green
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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