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.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Native
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size40-42" tall 18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014541

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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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)
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SKU
HC014541
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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
Height
48 inches
Mature Height
40-42" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Native, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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.

Fall Care: You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds. Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can cut back seed heads in the fall, where you don't wish the plant to reseed. Spring Care: Cut back the dry stalks to the crowns of the plant in early spring. Pull any unwanted seedlings in spring. They are easy to pull when young.

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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