Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
[eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah]

Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’, also known as coneflower, is a native prairie land perennial and a pollinator’s delight. This cultivar sports ruby-red petals with dark orange cones and makes a great cut flower. If left on the stem, seed pods develop, which provides food for finches.

I purchased three specimens in 4″ pots which I knew were unlikely to bloom in their first year. I would have preferred to buy a gallon size, but the nursery didn’t have quite the right color available – little did I know I had only to wait a couple of weeks before the deluge of coneflower would hit the nursery. Oh well! I am hoping to see some blooms in 2023!

Companion Plants for Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’

Bee Balm, Yarrow, Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)

    • Light Requirement

    Nursery Tag

    Zone 3, 40"H x 24"W. Blooms July - Sept.

    Gardener's Log

    08/2022: Planted 3 1 quart specimens in front of shasta daisies

    Echinacea Ruby Star in Landscape

    Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ among Shasta Daisy ‘Becky’. Photo taken July 2023.

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