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Echinacea purpurea Ruby Star (Coneflower)

Deep magenta petals droop slightly from a large brown-orange cone and bloom on top of strong stems. Medium growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
3 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar