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Echinacea Tomato Soup -
This brilliant cross-breed is an attractive daisy-imitating flower that is as vibrant as its name suggests. The tomato soup echinacea is a warm, red hybrid featuring huge 5-inch wide, fragrant red blossoms. The flowers are long lasting and very attractive making a fantastic addition to most gardens.
Unlike its counterpart, the Tiki Torch coneflower, the tomato soup needs enriched soils with lots of moisture and protection from the wind. It also requires frequent watering or more defending on how hot the climate is. The afternoon shade combined with intense glare prolongs the red hue, preventing fast ageing and fading.
Deadheading will prevent self-seeding although their seeds are quite attractive to birds especially in the winter. When it starts growing back up, pull out any unwanted seedlings while the plants are still young.
At maturity, the tomato soup grows up to 28 inches or taller with a 18-24 inch spread. The strong stems are fast growing and form large solid clumps. These culminate in the radiant flowers that bloom from early summer and extend late into the season. This prolific bloomer is one of the most brilliant choices for meadows, prairies, beds and naturalized or wildflower gardens.
This coneflower makes an excellent coneflower companion plants to mac n cheese, lemon yellow echinacea and the tiki torch. It is produces beautiful cut or dried flowers. It is generally deer and rabbit resistant but attracts butterflies and bees. It can also be planted anywhere in the country and has a relatively moderate growth rate.
You can present the Echinacea Tomato Soup as a beautiful potted-plant gift.
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' Plant Patent #19,427
Tomato Soup Echinacea is grown in a trade gallon container. Orders shipping to CA or AZ may be bare rooted before prepping to ship.