Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Ruby Star Coneflower


Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

Summer blooms of deep carmine pink are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. This long blooming, drought tolerant, and easy-care perennial for full sun also makes a good cut flower, or leave aging seed heads in place for birds to enjoy! Blooms summer through early fall.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Description

Size: 24 - 36 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Magenta / Deep Pink, Pink
Bloom Season: Summer, Jun, Jul, Aug
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Summer / Early Fall
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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