Guide to ‘Tomato Soup’
Ah, the beautiful and unique Echinacea Tomato Soup flower! This stunning flower is a member of the Asteraceae family, and native to the United States. It has a unique, vibrant red and yellow color combination that is sure to draw the eye.
Here is a step-by-step care guide for this plant:
- Choose a suitable location: Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Ensure that the location receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Soil: This plant requires well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. If the soil is clay or loamy, add some sand and peat moss to improve drainage.
- Watering: Requires moderate watering. Water the plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the soil is well-draining.
- Fertilizing: Feed the plant with a balanced fertilizer every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season.
- Pruning: Can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide. Prune the plant regularly to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. Cut off any dead or diseased branches.
- Pests and diseases: Generally pest and disease-resistant. However, watch out for aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Treat with insecticidal soap if necessary.
- Propagation: Can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. Sow seeds in spring or take cuttings in summer.
- Winter care: In colder climates, this plant may die back in winter. Mulch around the base of the plant to protect it from frost.
Where to Purchase?
If you are looking to buy these cuttings they are available at our store.
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