Coneflower
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Tomato Soup
Additional cultivar information:(PP19427)
Hybridized by Korlipara
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Long Branch, New Jersey

Broadway, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Geneva, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Brownsville, Tennessee

Paris, Texas

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
3
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Sep 25, 2014, Whiskeymike from Frederick, MD wrote:

Very poor experience. First 3 mail order failed early. 3replacements failed to thrive. All observed specimens in local nurseries in central Maryland were equally poor.

Negative

On May 12, 2013, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I spent $17 for this at a nursery- more than I'm usually willing to spend on one perennial. It did well at first in my zone 4 garden, got a few flowers and they were a beautiful color. Mid summer, one side of it started wilting and by the end of the summer it looked dead. (I watered it plenty) Sure enough, it did not return this spring. May have been something in my soil. I'm debating trying it again but I hate wasting perennial dollars!

Positive

On Apr 26, 2011, Hindernone from Broadway, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

We planted two of these plants in spring of 2009. They have bloomed beautifully for 2 seasons and we're looking forward to our third season.

Neutral

On Feb 20, 2011, Cheryl8 from Monroe Township, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I was a little disappointed in this plants performance.

Positive

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

PVR resistance.

Positive

On Sep 2, 2009, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

A little slow to grow, but a beautiful color anyway. It starts out a deep orange for me, turning to a deep red with time. When it is orange, it does look like a tomato soup color!

Positive

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

I like the color, although mine are a bit more orange than red, and they don't fade too fast. They seem well branched as well. I hope they make it through the winter, because I have plans to combine them with echinacea maui sunshine next year.

Negative

On Jul 16, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

weak cultivar.

Neutral

On Jul 8, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

I like the color. However, the color doesn't last very long and tends to take on pinker tones. The first bloom was a nice size, but subsequent blooms are half the size and not symmetrical. The petals are uneven and not uniform like the pictures used to market these.