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.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height28-32" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
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SKU46047

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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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.
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SKU46047
Common Name
Hybrid Red Coneflower
Botanical Name
Echinacea Tomato Soup
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
28-32" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.

Fall Care: You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds. Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can cut back seed heads in the fall, where you don't wish the plant to reseed. Spring Care: Cut back the dry stalks to the crowns of the plant in early spring. Pull any unwanted seedlings in spring. They are easy to pull when young.

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.
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