Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern') in the Coneflowers Database

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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Ruby Star

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-90cm)
Plant Spread: 24 to 32 inches (60-80cm)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
By Bonehead
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-08-20
By kniphofia
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-07-04Rubinstern and friend.
By eclayne
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Date: 2013-08-08
By Paul2032
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Date: 2013-08-08
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Location: N. Illinois, zone 5bDate: 2014-07-04
By holity
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2016-07-27Rich colour and simple form.
By HemNorth
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Date: 2013-08-08
By Paul2032
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Echinacea Ruby Star with Homestead Verbena
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Location: N. Illinois, zone 5bDate: 30 June 2014
By holity
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Location: N. Illinois, zone 5bDate: 2014-07-10
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Comments:
Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jul 9, 2012 9:48 PM

My understanding of Rubinstern is that it's a seed strain. Therefore, considerable variability should be expected. Mine are ~40" high.

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I don't think this cultivar is in the database by dc0145a Apr 30, 2016 1:41 PM 2
Hybrid Echinacea, NOT for me! by frankrichards16 Nov 17, 2017 10:00 AM 74
Favourite perennials in my Canadian garden by SunnyBorders Oct 22, 2018 5:49 AM 981
Sorting on cultivar name when a trade name exists by zuzu May 28, 2012 9:36 AM 12

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