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'Ruby Giant' Coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 2'
Height
3'
Spread
2'
  • Details

    Features

    • Double Row Blooms,
    • Strong Stems,
    • Vibrant Color
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Echinacea, including 'Ruby Giant', are tolerant of many things including drought, heat and humidity, and poor soil conditions, making them a must have plant for the mixed border. Butterflies and hummingbirds can't resist the rich rose-red color of 'Ruby Giant', whereas deer tend to just walk on by. Deadheading will encourage more blooms, but be sure to leave some mature flowerheads on to provide seed for the birds throughout the fall and create winter interest. Some great companion plants for 'Ruby Giant' are daylilies, ornamental grasses and Rudbeckia 'Black-eyed Susan'.

    Echinacea 'Ruby Giant' boasts huge 7-inch flowers with petals that occur in a double row and remain flat and do not droop like other common Echinacea. 'Ruby Giants' blooms are also long lasting and abundant, sitting atop sturdy branched stems and provide color from early summer into fall.

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    • These are the best looking and healthiest plants I've ever received. They are absolutely perfect. I have grown echinacea Ruby Giant before, they are truly spectacular and they smell divine.

      Kathy Stricklin
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 36 weeks ago
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