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PlantFiles: Coneflower
Echinacea 'Tiki Torch'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiki Torch
Additional cultivar information: (PP18839)
Hybridized by Korlipara; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

8 vendors have this plant for sale.

30 members have or want this plant for trade.

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
2 neutrals
4 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative soreal597 On Jul 22, 2013, soreal597 from Mount Carmel, OH wrote:

I bought the Tiki Torch Coneflower and planted it in a bed at the back of my yard. Unfortunately, this area is often frequented by deer. The deer kept munching on the plants, so this past fall, I moved them to a spot closer to our house. They survived quite well, but bloomed white. I noticed on the forum about 3 or 4 suggested ph's for soil for this plant. I am wondering if I need to put lime on this in the fall to regain the flowers former color.

Positive jpgreen On Feb 3, 2011, jpgreen from Roswell, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

The only orange cone flower that doesn't turn pink in our intense sun and and blooms for months even in drought.

Neutral weedsfree On Aug 19, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

EU27430 - to add to the info of the plant.

Negative LDoll On Jun 5, 2010, LDoll from Finksburg, MD wrote:

Planted two last year and they did great. Both came back in the spring so I bought more. Now one from last year died and so did one of the new ones! My purple cones are right next to them and 3 times their size. I think I'm going to hold off on anymore of the new varieties until they improve the genetics. Live in Maryland.

Negative braun06 On Apr 15, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant was a weak performer for me. Everytime it would try growing in spring the newest growth would wilt and die even in the best of weather. I wouldn't recommend this unless you like maintenance.

Positive kentstar On Mar 21, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted one of these in spring 2009. Never got one bloom at all! Really disappointing. Hopefully this year will be better.

Update: this year is DEFINITELY better! It is blooming up a storm and is so lovely and tall! I guess it just takes some time to adjust. Mine is in part sun too! Nice!

Positive michael6725 On Aug 1, 2009, michael6725 from New Milford, CT wrote:

I really have enjoyed this plant. I planted five last year, and they have all been blooming since mid June. I should mention that mine were fully rooted into gallon pots when I bought them. The color fades to a fantastic burnt pumpkin color, and the butterflies love it! It's well branched, and I look forward to using it for years to come. Like Mr. Tiki Torch, I too have paired it with cool colors. I have it with Monarda "blue stockings", echinacea "coconut lime", and an unknown blue monkshood.

Negative echinaceamaniac On Jun 5, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is not winter hardy here in Tennessee. I planted 4 of these last Spring. Only 1 of them returned. It is even smaller than it was last year.

You are lucky to have 2-3 blooms on these per year. The blooms are very small compared to the photos on Terra Nova's website. The color is nice, but this should be considered a very expensive annual and not a perennial.

I think people should use a lot of caution before spending good money for this cultivar.

Positive MrTikiTorch On Sep 16, 2008, MrTikiTorch from New Milford, CT wrote:

Fantastic cultivar. Unlike some of the big sky series, this cultivar retains it bright pumpkin color for upwards of two weeks. The blooms are surrounded by a black central cone that looks fantastic grouped with the cool colors of echinacea coconut lime.

Neutral Marilynbeth On Aug 10, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Milford, Connecticut (2 reports)
Atlanta, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Houma, Louisiana
Kingfield, Maine
Norton, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Deer River, Minnesota
Long Branch, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Waterford, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Hamilton, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Kalama, Washington
Petersburg, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin

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