Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' (PBR)

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Buy Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' (PBR) coneflower: Striking, bright red flowerheads


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A vigorous, recently introduced cultivar, which flowers over a long period from midsummer. Emerging with an orange flush, the flowerheads mature to a bright red and grow up to 12cm across on the upright, branching stems. These are very appealing to all kinds of wildlife. If you remove the spent flowers as they fade it will encourage lots more to follow, and therefore prolong the display well into autumn.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground.

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Echinacea new varieties

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The new varieties do not seem to be perenniel. Advice from other gardeners to cut off all flowers the first year to enable the plant to build up a good root system did not work for me.

valerie

west Devon

No

blooming happily in October

5

This bright autumn addition is very happy in its second year in my garden and despite only ordering one plant originally, it has now enlarged the leaf base and is sporting several very lovely flowering stems.

verdigris

Monmouth, East Wales

Yes

Echinacea'Tomato Soup'

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1. I bought 3 Echinacea Tomato Soup from you last year. They were beautiful plants. However, this spring when they showed through I cut off their dead stems and next time I looked they'd disappeared. What happened ? Slugs/snails? 2. Would I have better luck with E. purpurea ? 3. Which Echinacea is most popular with butterflies ? (I am starting a butterfly bed and have heard they prefer pinks and purples.)

papillon

Hello, The newly emerging foliage of all the Echinaceas is particularly appealing to slugs and snails, so it is a good idea to offer them some protection in their initial stages of growth. As for the butterflies, I have not been able to find any reference to them preferring a particular type of E. purpurea, but I would tend to avoid all the double flowered forms.

Helen

How many Echinaceas in a pot? Hi, I want to buy Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High' and 'Kim's White Mop' - is there only one plant in a 2 ltr pot, and do you sell the corms separately? Thank you

Gordon White

Hello There, There will just be one plant per 2 or 3lt pot, but unfortunately these are not grown from corms. You can divide over-large clumps in autumn, but they tend to resent disturbance so it is best kept to a minimum. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Can I plant Echnicea in the autumn? Dear Crocus, I have been looking for a plant called Echnicea purpurea 'Magnus', and I see that you have some on your website. Is now a good time of year to buy a plant, or is it better to wait until spring? If so I will order one now. Perhaps you could let me know. Many thanks. Yours, Kate

P and K Kaye, York

Hello Kate, Autumn is a great time to plant these, unless you have very heavy or wet soil that does not dry out in winter - in which case you should wait until spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Thanks Helen, I will order one on line. Yours, Kate

P and K Kaye, York

Whats wrong with my Echinacea? Hello My newly planted Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' is alive, but is only about 6 inches tall and the leaves have curled up. What do you advise? Water? Food? Thank you Roger

Roger Parker

Hello Roger, I'm sorry to hear that you are having a few problems with your plants. Echinaceas like reliable moisture in summer, so I suspect yours may be a little too dry. If the soil was well prepared before planting, with lots of organic matter dug in, and the pH is relatively normal, all you need to do is make sure they are watered and fed with a general purpose fertiliser. I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

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