Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Plant size: 60cm tall x 50cm spread
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the soil surface & 50cm apart.
Watering: Keep well watered whilst actively growing.
Frost tolerances: Fully hardy
Flowering time: From Summer, usually not finishing until the frosts start.
Preferred soil: Well drained
Preferred aspect: Full sun to light shade
Ideal climates: Cool to temperate.
Pruning: Cut the plant back hard each Winter.
Fertilising: Feed annually in early Spring with a general purpose fertiliser.
Uses & comments: Ruby Star is a new dwarf variety of a favourite plant which can now be enjoyed in smaller gardens.
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