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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' (Coneflower) is an upright perennial boasting a profusion of large, saturated pink flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), adorned with a prominent burnt-orange central cone. Blooming from midsummer until frost, the striking blossoms hold their petals in a refined, horizontal arrangement, rather than drooping like the species. Popular with bees, wasps, and butterflies, this coneflower variety is worthy of a place in pollinator gardens, perennial borders, prairies or wildflower gardens. Can be used in fresh cut or dried arrangements.

~ Grows up to 24-36 in. tall and wide (60-90 cm). Will freely self-seeds if some seed heads are

left in place.

Thrives in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant to drought, heat, and humidity.

* Perfect choice for beds and borders, prairies and meadows, wildflower gardens, or cottage gardens.

Excellent as cut flowers. If flower heads are not removed in the fall, the blackened cones will be visited by birds that feed on the seeds.

No serious pest or disease issues. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators, but deer resistant.

Remove spent flowers and cut back the stems to encourage further blooms.

Propagate by seed, by division in spring or fall or by root cuttings from late fall to early winter.

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

SKU: 3973833320961
$10.95Price
  • Common Name Coneflower
    Plant Type Perennial
    Zone 3-8
    Height 2-3'

    Spread

    Spacing

    2-3'

    36"

    Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
    Growth Rate Medium
    Bloom Time Summer (Mid, Late)
    Fall
    Light
    Requirement         

    Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Water Needs

    Low

    Average

    Good Drainage

    Soil Type

    Chalk

    Loam

    Sand

    Well-drained

    Animal
    Resistance
    Deer
    Tolerance

    Clay Soil

    Drought

    Dry Soil

    Rocky Soil

    Uses

    Beds

    Borders

    Containers

    Origin

    Native to North America

    Attracts Wings:                         

    Attracts Butterflies   

    Birds               

    Pollinators           

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