- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 36 - 42 Inches
- Mature Spread 36 - 42 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Often considered one of the best Echinacea purpurea available, the Ruby Star coneflower showcases big, magenta-red, daisy-like blooms. It is extremely hardy and grows well in the intense sun and heat that makes many other perennial selections wilt and suffer. Peak bloom for this plant is early July, so it is a great candidate for gardeners looking to ensure their landscape will have plenty of midsummer flowers.
Butterflies and bees flock to the blooms of this coneflower; the species is native to the United States. The Ruby Star has a tall, upright form and works well in the middle or back of a garden. It is deer resistant and a valuable addition to a cut-flower garden or prairie planting. It even provides winter interest and a food source for birds if the seed heads are left on the plant.
Ruby Star Coneflower Care
Like other coneflowers, the Ruby Star will perform best in a site with full sunlight and well-drained soils. It can grow well in a range of soil types as long as drainage is good. It is drought tolerant once established, so only benefits from supplemental watering during extended dry spells. Coneflowers like this one do not like much fertilizer. A single application of a slow-release fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
Gardeners may snip off spent flowers to keep the plant looking tidy throughout the blooming season or leave seed heads on as a food source for birds. Cut back the plant entirely after a killing freeze in fall or wait until spring for the sake of the bird population and some winter interest.
Ruby Star Coneflower Spacing
The Ruby Star coneflower has a height of about three feet and a spread of up to two feet. Space plants in a mass grouping twelve inches apart. To keep individual plants recognizable, give each at least two feet of space.
Ruby Star Coneflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 36 - 42 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Ruby Star Coneflower|
|Scientific Name: ECHINACEA PURPUREA `RUBY STAR`|
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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.