Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern

Ruby Star Purple Coneflower

Red Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern, Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern, Ruby Star Purple Coneflower

40-42" tall x 18" wide. Rubinstern (Ruby Star) is a German bred cultivar with deeply colored rose-red petals that stretch out horizontilly from the center cone. A vigorous long bloomer with some of the darkest flowers you'll see on a purple coneflower.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 46051

Details

40-42" tall x 18" wide. 'Rubinstern' (Ruby Star) is an exciting, improved variety of 'Magnus' developed by Jelitto Perennial Seeds of Germany. This breeding effort has resulted in more uniformly sized plants with large, more darkly colored flowers. The intense carmine-red petals are held horizontally from the center cone giving 'Rubinstern' a very beautiful and distinctive look. (seed propagated)
SKU 46051
Common Name Ruby Star Purple Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 40-42" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)

This genus is invaluable for the mid- to late-summer garden, bringing color into our plantings when many spring bloomers have gone green for the season. They are native to the eastern half of the U.S. and are most commonly found growing in prairie habitats.

Echinacea thrive in our gardens when provided with well drained soils, plenty of sunshine and moderate to dry moisture conditions depending on the species and cultivars. Healthy individual coneflowers will grow in the garden for 3 to 5 years. Species and cultivars raised from seed will often reseed themselves to continue their presence in our gardens.

'Rocky Top Hybrid' echinacea, while xeric, appreciates extra moisture provided by some easily accomplished water harvesting techniques. Plant it in a wide, shallow depression and mulch amply or place right up against the north side of a low, wide rock, tilted to shed water on the Echinacea's side.

Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Echinacea plants: Purple Coneflowers: Native Grace and Beauty in the Garden and Echinacea: Rocky Top Hybrids, Echinacea - Perennial of the Year.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern:

    Hardy to Ohio winters and so pretty. Color vibrant nd showy.

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    from Kirksville, MO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern:

      I am helping a non-profit organization with their landscaping even tho I am not a pro by any means. I have used HCG for 15 years now and find most plants to be realiable. This plant is doing fine.

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      easily established in my garden

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern:

        Added this to an established perennial bed that tends to being quite dry, with a clay-based soil. It grew and bloomed beautifully over the summer and I expect to see it again soon now!

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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