echinacea x 'tomato soup' (red coneflower)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • tomato-red flowers with a dark, contrasting eye
  • fragrant flowers
  • upright, clumping, dark green foliage
  • bloom time: mid-summer to frost
  • zone 4
  • height 55-80cm
  • spread 60-70cm
  • colour red
  • echinacea thrives in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade
  • they are drought tolerant once established and adaptable to heat and poor soils
  • taller cultivars may grow leggy and require staking if grown in dense shade
  • regular deadheading is recommended to improve appearance, but not necessary to increase bloom time
  • direct, sun exposure helps develop proper, flower pigmentation
  • pay special attention to plant depth: crown must be at or slightly above soil level
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts birds
  • deer resistant
  • long blooming
  • fragrant
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)