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Sunny Days™ Ruby Coneflower

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$37.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Ruby Coneflower is part of the Sunny Days™ collection of coneflowers. This range is bred to flower heavily while still attracting beneficial pollinators like native varieties of Echinacea. Ruby has a deep red color and fully double flowers that last for weeks on the plant and will last when cut fresh for arranging. The shorter size also makes this coneflower great for growing in containers or smaller garden areas. 

Coneflowers are resistant to browsing deer and most diseases. After these tough but beautiful perennials are established, they are also drought tolerant. Native coneflower varieties are easy to grow with little maintenance, and Ruby Coneflower is no different. The long-blooming perennials have three seasons of interest with just a little attention required in early spring.  Coneflowers mix well with almost any garden scheme and look particularly at home with switch grass, Russian sage, maiden grass, and coreopsis.

Sunny Days™ Ruby Coneflower Care

For best performance, plant Ruby in a full-sun area that has well-drained soil. The texture can be anything from heavy clay to sandy tilth, although loamy and rich soil will guarantee good blooming for this cultivar. Water coneflowers consistently until the plant is established. As the plant matures, watering can be reduced to a deep soak once a week. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation ensure that the foliage stays dry while the roots are efficiently watered. Fertilize with a granular formula early in the spring as the first shoots emerge. Look for a formulation with a balanced NPK of 10-10-10.

Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plants tidy and compact through the growing season. Allowing some flowers to set seed will provide not only winter interest with the dramatic seed heads but nutrition for non-migrating birds. Clear away spent top growth early in the winter to prepare for the new season. Mulch each spring or fall with 2-3 inches of shredded leaves, organic compost, or arborist chips.

Sunny Days™ Ruby Coneflower Spacing

Ruby Coneflower is a compact cultivar reaching a mature height of 18-24 inches and a spread of 24-30 inches. Space multiple plants 24 inches apart when planting in the garden. Grow Ruby Coneflower in a container at least 12 inches in diameter.

Sunny Days™ Ruby Coneflower Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Sunny Days™ Ruby Coneflower
Other Name(s): Ruby Coneflower
Scientific Name: Echinacea Sunny Days™ Ruby
SKU:
1231013795-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

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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

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