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Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star is a striking and vibrant perennial plant that produces large, daisy-like flowers with a bold, dark ruby-red color. The flowers have a distinctive central cone, or "conehead," that is a deep reddish-brown and surrounded by deep pink petals. The cone is also surrounded by a ring of smaller petals that are lighter in color, creating a striking and bold contrast.
The plant grows to a height of 2-4 feet and has a bushy habit. The leaves are coarse and toothed, and are a deep green color. The stems are sturdy and upright, and are ideal for cutting for use in floral arrangements. Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star blooms from mid-summer through fall, providing a long-lasting display of bold color in the garden.
This variety of Echinacea is known for its hardiness and durability, and is easy to grow in a range of soil types and light conditions. It is particularly well-suited to hot and dry conditions, making it an ideal choice for gardens in the western United States. Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star is also attractive to butterflies and bees, making it an excellent choice for pollinator gardens.
Overall, Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star is a stunning and hardy plant that is sure to add bold color and interest to any garden or landscape. Its unique and striking flowers are sure to draw attention and admiration from garden visitors and passersby alike.
Bloom Time July-Sept