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
Registered or introduced: 2008
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
4
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

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

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

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

EU27430 - to add to the info of the plant.

Negative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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