Ruby Star Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Item 1822


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Flower petals are first held horizontally, then relax as the flowers age and the cone-like centers become more pronounced. The bright purple-pink, daisy-like flowers on sturdy stems make great cut flowers. An ideal choice for adding color to sunny, waterwise borders and mixed containers. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: Coneflowers are ideal for the middle of the perennial border. They grow quickly to fill out foundation plantings and break up long fence lines. Particularly charming against split rail fences, they are a country garden staple. These plants are remarkably drought resistant which makes them compatible with many grasses for a mixed meadow or prairie composition. Their breeding also makes these prime cutting flowers. As North American natives they are great choices for meadow and wild garden perennial color.

Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering season. Prune back old foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring before new growth emerges.

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