Ruby Giant Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) can fill a garden bed or small meadow with large bright pink blooms with rich orange centers. Echinacea is native to most prairies and meadows of central and southeastern states. The plants also adapt well to drought, heat, and poor soil conditions. This coneflower boasts the benefits of all Echinacea, plus double-rowed blooms with strong stems.
The 36-inch stems need some strength to hold up the large (7 inches around), showy flowers that appear from summer through fall. Bees, butterflies, and birds flock to the flowers all season, and deer tend to avoid the plants. Planting a mass of Ruby Giants can enhance any small meadow, but even a single plant can serve as a focal point in a garden bed, landscape, or container. This stunning native perennial thrives in zone 3 through 8 gardens.
Ruby Giant Coneflower Care
Echinaceas do not need a lot of care. Plant your Ruby Giant in partial to full sun (at least 4 hours of sun a day) and soil that drains well. The plants are not picky about rocky dirt, but do not like wet, mucky soil. With this and its drought tolerance in mind, gardeners only need to water the plant every day or every other day for a week after planting, and gradually increase the time between waterings. By the time it’s established, and especially in its second year, the flower only needs watering if it has not rained for a few months.
Your coneflower should not need any fertilizing unless grown in very poor soil. It is better to just mulch around the plants each spring with compost. Deadheading, or removing faded blooms, can encourage more flowering. Cut down to just above a leaf on the stem that has a swollen bud. In late summer, leave some faded flowers on the plants for birds to enjoy come fall. Then, prune the plants down to just above the ground in late winter.
Ruby Giant Coneflower Spacing
For a mass of giant pink blooms, plant several Ruby Giants together. Space the plants about 2 feet apart from one center to the other.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.