Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
30 seeds $3.50
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' is my favorite purple coneflower. The stunning flowers have deep reddish-mauve petals and orange-brown central cones. The petals are held horizontally. It attracts bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Echinacea 'Ruby Star' looks wonderful with other summer-blooming perennials, wildflowers and ornamental grasses. It also makes a terrific cut flower. It was named Cut Flower of the Year 2006 in North America.
Echinacea 'Ruby Star' was introduced by Jelitto Perennial Seeds in 2000. It won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Also known as Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.
height 36" spacing 18"
Sowing Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' Seeds
Soak echinacea seeds overnight. Start indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1/8" deep. Full sun to part shade.