PRAIRIE PILLARS™ Tiki Torch Coneflower

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6515

Plant a hot spot in the garden with the Fire up your garden scene with brilliance and enduring hardiness! The bold PRAIRIE PILLARS™ orange Tiki Torch Coneflower (Echinacea x 'Tiki Torch') is a hybrid perennial that sets your garden ablaze with its hot color! Tiki Torch boasts large, pumpkin-orange flowers that are displayed on strong, well-branched stems.

Glowing orange ray petals surround a spikey, raised center that's a lovely reddish-brown. The long-lasting blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds with their pollen and nectar-laden saucers! With a spicy scent, you'll enjoy these beauties throughout your landscape all summer until autumn!

Sturdy, tall stems make the Tiki Torch great for cut flower arrangements! Fill your gardens with burning embers indoors and out! Gleaming in full sun, Coneflowers are defiant in the heat, in poor soil, and difficult to grow spots! The coarse green foliage and great branched stems form an upright mound.

Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners but it is also said to be potent medicine. Echinacea purpurea is said to increase immune function, reduce the effects of colds and flu, fight off viral, bacterial and fungal infections, and purify the blood while flushing waste from the lymphatic system.

If you leave the Coneflower seed heads on the plant at the end of the season, they will provide winter interest and food for native songbirds. With a strong cold-tolerant root system, Coneflowers are hardy natives that are resistant to drought throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9!

Planting and Application:

These vibrant orange Coneflowers can be used as accent plants or in mixed borders, open woodlands, and mass plantings! Try planting in masses for a bold color impact in your garden.

The long-lasting flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and provide a vital nectar resource for a wide range of beneficial pollinators! The large, showy blossoms are the perfect landing pad for other beneficial pollinators who love the enchanting orange too!

Plus the novelty blooms are vibrant in cut flower arrangements! The strong stems provide intensely saturated color as a focal point and are tall enough to use as thrillers in your bouquets! Sized wonderfully for containers and are brilliant thrillers as potted plant additions.

Show off these large three-inch blooms in a prominent place in your garden as specimen and focal point plants. Any sunny site is a perfect location, adding glowing embers that will be sure to fire up the dreary landscape! Even Xeric Rock Gardens and Fire-wise landscaping are welcome locations for these hardy plants!

And when it's not in bloom, its lance-shaped foliage will keep your garden green and lively! Providing a great backdrop that sets off your other Perennial plantings and Mixed-shrub borders whether in bloom or not.

  • Hot Orange Petals & Russet Cone
  • Tall, Strong Stems & Mounded Upright Form
  • Coarse Green Foliage
  • Attracts Pollinators & Hummingbirds - Seedheads in Fall Feed Birds
  • Late Season Long-Lasting Bloomg & Great Cut Flowers!
  • Tall Border, Accent & Specimen Plant!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, plant your Perennial Coneflower in full sun in a well-drained area. Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that go to seed in the fall. Tiki Torch Echinacea is a full sun-loving plant and a hot sunny garden plot is fantastic for these long-lasting blooms! Not particular on soil type, any well-drained soil that's been enriched with compost and mulched is best.

This tough plant is drought tolerant once established but will perform its best with medium moisture soil that drains very well. Use a raised bed, or grow them in containers if you have poorly drained soil that retains water for a long time.

Divide clumps when they become overcrowded, about every 4 years. Tiki Torch reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improve general appearance.

If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall, their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.

  • Hardy Full Sun Perennial!
  • Easy to Grow
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil & Handles Poor, Xeric Sites
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Our PRAIRIE PILLARS™ Echinacea varieties do great throughout most of the country with very little care! Tough, vigorous Coneflowers tolerate even rookie gardeners! Order your own novelty Tiki Torch Coneflower today for glowing blooms that everyone loves! Head over to NatureHills.com today and fire up that summer garden!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

PRAIRIE PILLARS™ Tiki Torch Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea x 'Tiki Torch'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 28 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 26 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Radiant Orange
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes