While walking through the 1/2 price aisles of hanging baskets at H*ome D*epot, I spotted a shelf full of tall orange/red color. Closer inspection revealed the blaze of color to be a new echinacea called 'Hot Papaya' --don't you love that name?
There was no mark down on this stunning coneflower, but I had to have it anyway. I tossed my frugal flower buying habit to the wayside and picked out the nicest specimen to plant in one of my whiskey barrels on the deck.
'Hot Papaya' is a dramatic double-flowered orange/red color
with a skirt of flouncy petals and a purple-tinged center.
Another interesting attribute is that the flower emerges in a totally different color.
As you can tell, I am excited about this addition to my deck garden. Does anybody grow this?
I also bought six hanging baskets of gerbera daisies mixed with this stuff. Anybody know what this is?
Update: Thanks to Sissy for leaving a comment that this is Plectranthus 'Silver Shield'. I really appreciate you letting me know, Sissy.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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