Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern'
- available to order from summer
- 9cm pot
- 3 × 9cm pots
- Standard £5.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Pinky-red ray florets form a horizontal ruff around a prominent orange-brown cone of disc florets on these decorative flowerheads. Appearing for a long period from midsummer to mid autumn, they associate well with grasses.
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.