Ruby Star Coneflower

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The Ruby Star Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star') produces large, intense carmine red, daisy-like flowers with a dark, raised, reddish-bronze pincushion-like center cone! The pinkish petals gently curve backward as the bold blooms stand tall on their reddish stems and green leaves.

These flowers grow on 40-inch tall stems from late spring through fall! Rising high above the leaves to display their bold blooms to attract plenty of bees and butterflies! Well-branched and full, these easy-to-grow perennials attract loads of pollinators to their summer through fall blossoms!

Once the chill hits the air and the flowers fade, the spikey domed centers remain through the winter to add texture to the snow, feed often visited by songbirds, Goldfinches, and other birds to feed on the seed, and add interest to dried arrangements! Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9, these plants only spread about 2 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

This Coneflower is a hardy native cultivar and is a sun garden perennial, adding its bold hues to your garden beds and borders! Mix Ruby Star with other Perennials, is stunning with Ornamental Grasses, and mingling with sun-garden plants and shrubs. Holding their own against showier blooms like Roses and Hydrangea.

Tolerating harsh locations in the sun, handling poor soil, and periodic drought, making Ruby Star fantastic in the hell-strip along the road or sidewalk, in Rock Gardens, or in Xeric Gardens. Include them in your Fire-Wise landscaping plan! Use them as a cheerful mass planting. Space these herbaceous perennials 12 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Try them in large exterior containers, too. Use them as a single species, or add "Spillers" to the edges of your container to soften the look. Either as the main thriller or the vibrant part of a mixed planter on your porches and patios in the heat and sun!

  • Bold Reddish-Purple Domed Centers & Pink Petals
  • Beautiful Cutting Garden Plants
  • Food for Pollinators & Birds
  • Green Foliage - Stays Small & Compact
  • Sun Beds & Borders, Containers, Xeric & Fire-Wise Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ruby Star is a great sun-loving and drought-tolerant, and this herbaceous perennial is easy to grow in full sun and very well-drained soil. Provide regular moisture to new plants but once established, Echinacea are drought tolerant and low-water-usage plants. Mulch and regular fertilizer give them a boost.

If you've left your herbaceous perennials plantings to stand over the winter, just cut the stalks to an inch above ground level in early spring. Keep the flowers deadheaded to greatly increase the flowering. Coneflowers are almost maintenance-free, Echinacea is a native species that does well in most of the country with very little care, and these cultivars are just as tough.

  • Sun Gardens
  • Tolerates Heat, Humidity & Poor Soils
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Deadhead Spent Flowers & Prune In Spring
  • Heat, Humidity & Drought Tolerant

The big and bold Ruby Star Coneflower will enhance your garden with its toughness and summer blooms! Order your quality perennials today at!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ruby Star Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 40 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bright Pinkish-Purple
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring