Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by Jan Smith, copyright GAP Photos (201962)

Plant details

Judged by some to be one of the best echinaceas, 'Rubinstern' produces large ruby-red flowers from August to October - slightly later than some varieties. It is easy to grow and will tolerate any decent soil. The sturdy stems do not need staking.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Rubinstern

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 85cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to May

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