Ruby Star Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ek-i-NAY-see-a pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through Early Fall|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Bright Summer Flowers|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9