Echinacea Tomato Soup Description
Echinacea Tomato Soup is the brightest red coneflower to date with its long-lasting 3.5" flowers.
The strong, multi-branched stems of this vigorous new red Echinacea make it the perfect addition to any cut flower arrangement.
Plants quickly grow to produce large 30" mounds topped with numerous 3.5" vibrant red flowers with a strong spicy fragrance!
Perfect companion to long-blooming KnockOut Roses, drought-proof Sedums, Reblooming Daylilies, & Ornamental Grasses.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Blooming
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- Botanical Name:
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'
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- Height x Width:
30" x 24"
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Border, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen, Wildflower
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:19,427
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average to sandy soil. They do best in soil that is high in organic matter, and well drained.
Light: Full sun -- Plant them in a spot that gets at least 5 hours of full sun a day. They will tolerate partial shade, but plants may flop or strain to reach the sun.
Water: Average -- Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Coneflowers are often listed as drought tolerant, and though they do handle the heat of summer very well once established, they will do much better with regular watering.
Spacing: 24 inches
Fertilizing: Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so keep Echinacea on a lean diet -- fertilizing once in the spring with an organic fertilizer.
Winterizing: Avoid damp spots, and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Too much moisture can cause fungus or rot. Leave the foliage standing for winter, (birds enjoy the seed heads), and trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well. They are prolific bloomers, and snipping off the spent blooms will keep them blooming. Luckily, each flower remains in bloom for several weeks. The first season after transplant, just enjoy your newly planted Echinacea flowers all summer, and then clip off all flowers at the end of August. If the plant starts to form new buds in September, clip these off before they open. Leave the plant in place all fall -- don't cut it down in your fall cleanup. Given this treatment, the first season your plants will build a strong root system that will promote hardy, robust growth for years to come. After the first year, you can deadhead throughout the growing season allowing the plant to flower in the fall.
ReviewsWrite a reviewGreat Plants!!Phillip G | May 20, 2015I received my order today and was, as usual, thrilled with the plants. They were large and healthy, beautifully packaged and preserved for secure and safe shipping (I live on Cape Cod Massachusetts) Great Garden Plants, you are a superior company to deal with and your products are excellent as is your service!I couldn’t be happier.
EchinaceasJanice F | Apr 30, 2015I didn't see a place on your website to leave a review, but I wanted to let you know that I was extremely pleased with my recent order. I'm a first time buyer from Great Garden Plants and actually stumbled across your site when I was searching for drought tolerant plants for my landscaping. I purchased four Echinaceas and received them yesterday. I've ordered from on-line garden centers before and what I receive is usually one stem with a few roots attached. What I received from you was more like what I would purchase from a brick and mortar nursery! My plants even already had blooms on them! I was also impressed with the packaging of my plants. The whole experience, from ordering to planting, was superb! I really appreciate your detailed description of each plant with everything one needs to know to have a successful outcome. I will not hesitate one moment in ordering from you again.