Ruby Star Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer through early fall|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Catmint (Nepeta); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Aster (Aster); Sedum (Sedum)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.