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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Common Name: Purple coneflower

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.

Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 18-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8