Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinstern’

(Ruby Star Purple Coneflower)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Rubinstern’ (meaning ruby star) is a purple coneflower seed cultivar that typically grows 2-3′ tall. It features daisy-like coneflowers (to 4″ diameter) with carmine red to purple rays and large, pin cushion-like, dark bronze-brown central cones. Flowers bloom from June to August with some sporadic later bloom. Lanceolate, dark green leaves (4-8? long). The dead flower stems will remain erect well into winter and, if flower heads are not removed, are often visited by goldfinches looking for seed. Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog in reference to the flower’s spiny center cone.

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Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. This is an adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Plants usually rebloom without deadheading, however prompt removal of spent flowers improves general appearance. Although ‘Rubinstern’ may be originally planted from seed (it is a seed variety), it may not come true from self-seeding in the garden.

Additional information

Common Name

Ruby Star Purple Coneflower

Botanical Name

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 to 3'

Width

2'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

summer through fall

Flower Color

reddish-purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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