Go Back Coneflower Tomato Soup

Echinacea purpurea 'Tomato Soup'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Stunning warm, tomato-red flowers to 5" wide. A real treat to 3' tall and nearly as wide covered with flowers till frost. Plants are well branched and show excellent vigor. A natural pairing with Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese'. Easy to grow in full sun with good drainage.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

These exciting perennials are easy to grow and generally require few maintenance activities. Deadheading the spent flowers will promote additional blooming, but will not produce as spectacular flower display as the initial flush of blooms. Pinching them back in the late spring and not providing excessive nutrients will often eliminate the need for caging.

Flower Color

Tomato red

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

32 in.

Good Companions

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Golsturm', Hemerocallis 'Prairie Wildfire' (Daylily), Hemerocallis 'Lavender Stardust' (Daylily), Echinacea 'Mac 'n' Cheese' (Coneflower)

Plant Height

32 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Moderate to dry water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Fragrant, Dried flower, Cut flower or foliage, Drought tolerant, Mass Plant, Combination Planter, Specimen, Container, Border

Bloom Time

Summer to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Summer to late summer