Echinacea Tomato Soup

Hybrid Red Coneflower

  • Red Echinacea Tomato Soup, Echinacea Tomato Soup, Hybrid Red Coneflower

Tomato Soup' is a hybrid coneflower with bright tomato-red flowers that fade to pink as the mature. A very showy color break through in this genus, it requires perfect growing conditions to do well in the western US.

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 46047


28-32" tall x 18-24" wide. A tomato-red flowered hybrid with huge 5" diameter blossoms, 'Tomato Soup' is new to the gardening world and shows great promise as a uniquely colored Coneflower variety. To grow these big showy flowers, the plants must be pampered. Locate 'Tomato Soup' in a site with moist, compost enriched soil and protection from the wind. Afternoon shade,especially in western climates with intense sun, will prolong the red color. Flowers naturally age to light pink.
SKU 46047
Common Name Hybrid Red Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea Tomato Soup
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 28-32" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

This genus is invaluable for the mid- to late-summer garden, bringing color into our plantings when many spring bloomers have gone green for the season. They are native to the eastern half of the U.S. and are most commonly found growing in prairie habitats.

Echinacea thrive in our gardens when provided with well drained soils, plenty of sunshine and moderate to dry moisture conditions depending on the species and cultivars. Healthy individual coneflowers will grow in the garden for 3 to 5 years. Species and cultivars raised from seed will often reseed themselves to continue their presence in our gardens.

'Rocky Top Hybrid' echinacea, while xeric, appreciates extra moisture provided by some easily accomplished water harvesting techniques. Plant it in a wide, shallow depression and mulch amply or place right up against the north side of a low, wide rock, tilted to shed water on the Echinacea's side.

Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Echinacea plants: Purple Coneflowers: Native Grace and Beauty in the Garden and Echinacea: Rocky Top Hybrids, Echinacea - Perennial of the Year.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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