Ruby Star Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

SKU
01822
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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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationek-i-NAY-see-a pur-PUR-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Early Fall
Design IdeasConeflowers 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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