Single Packet of 25 Seeds
Grow Ruby Star Coneflower from freshly harvested Echinacea purpurea flower seeds. Ruby Star will produce gorgeous blooms atop foliage that grows up to 3 feet tall. The centers are reminiscent of thistly flowers and measure roughly 2 inches wide in diameter. The flower heads will produce 10 to 12 petals each, displaying their red-purple petals through the summer months.
Grown as a perennial flowering plant, Ruby Star Coneflower will establish a deep root system the first year. The plants will later wilt on the surface, due to harsh frosts, only to return the following growing season. Coneflowers have become very popular in landscaping and can often times be found along walkways, driveways and bordering front porches as well. This beautiful perennial flowering plant can also be seen in naturalized settings, flower beds or anywhere that you need a splash of color. Ruby Star Coneflower is especially popular in butterfly gardens and will attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden.
Save The Honey Bees
Did you know that if honey bees cease to exist, that life would also cease to exist as well. Because honey bees are responsible for the pollination 1/3 of the worlds crops, if they suddenly disappeared, so would 1/3 of our food source. Coneflowers are known to attract an array of beneficial insects, so it is a perfect candidate for attracting honey bees and other bumblebees to the garden. The honey bee population has been on the decline for a few years now, but we can always help by planting flowers, such as the Coneflower to assist them.