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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2009

9 vendors have this plant for sale.

31 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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


Bloom Color:

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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
3 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

I was a little disappointed in this plants performance.

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

PVR resistance.

Positive kentstar 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 michael6725 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 vossner On Jul 16, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

weak cultivar.

Neutral echinaceamaniac 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.


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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