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Echinacea purpurea – Ruby Star


Echinacea takes a wide array of conditions from average dry soil to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plant flowers best in full sun. Low-maintenance and tolerates drought, humidity, heat, poor soil. Resistant to pest and disease but sometimes susceptible to aster yellows disease. To encourage longer bloom time, flower heads can be deadheaded but not necessary. Seedheads are a delightful source of food for birds.

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Introduced by Jelitto, who gave us ‘Magnus’, Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ is a slightly shorter plant with large flat-topped flowers that are a deeper purple-pink, almost ruby red, than most others. Plants are easy to grow, tough, and heat and drought tolerant once established. Their roots have famous medicinal qualities, they make great, long-lasting, cut flowers and attract numerous butterflies and small birds.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in