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Echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower, is an adaptable and drought tolerant perennial. Benefits wildlife.

Echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower, is an adaptable and drought tolerant perennial. Benefits wildlife. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Purple coneflower

An introduction from Jellito Seed, 'Ruby Star' (Rubinstern) has the horizontal qualities of 'Magnus' with a deeper, richer magenta hue.  As with other coneflowers, these plants are easy to grow, tough and drought tolerant. They make a great cut flower and attract butterflies and songbirds. This plant performs best in well-drained soil. 


Height:

3 Ft

Spread:

2-3 Ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Magenta

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry
  • Well-Drained

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green