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Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'

Ruby star purple coneflower

'Rubinstern' is a very beautiful cultivar with short, horizontal, deep pink petals that radiate from the  central, deep orange cone. 

The flower is very flat and wide and is the pink form of 'Happy Star'. 

It is unfortunate that Echinacea have proven unreliable in our climate and are definitely plants that suit some gardens but not all. 

They loathe overcrowding and suffer from rots and fungus during our dull foggy winters. 

Grow as annuals or give them space, air, well drained but deep and fertile soils and a site that gets very hot in summer. They need just the right spot to survive. 

We have them in a bed with low grasses on a windy hillside and manage to keep them for 2-3 years before replacing them. We keep growing them as some plants are too beautiful not to have.

£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial    

H7    

100cm    

30cm    

Mid green    

Rich pink    

Well drained    

Full sun, hot

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