Ruby Star Echinacea Seeds

Our ‘Ruby Star’ Echinacea Seed yields a Coneflower plant that is also called “Rubinstern” and is by the same grower, Jelitto, who brought us Magnus. Growing slightly shorter than many cultivars, the blossoms also grow a bit differently, their petals exhibiting more horizontal growth, rather than being swept back drastically. This cultivar dries particularly well; the daisy-like blossoms are full and range in color from vibrant magenta to deeply colored ruby, depending upon the growing conditions. The cones are bronzy-orange, turning red in the fall when the songbirds will arrive to feast on the seed heads! Approximately 25 seeds per each hand-filled packet. More details...
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Ruby Star Echinacea Seeds
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Ruby Star Echinacea Seeds Growing Information

Echinacea Flower Seed is one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed, able to be sown directly into the garden, as they prefer light, full or filtered, to germinate. The best method seems to be using a small implement, or just your forefinger, to create a shallow furrow. Lay the seeds down and water gently but thoroughly. You can very lightly cover them at planting or you can wait until you see them start to sprout to cover them, but they only require about 1/8-inch of soil. Germination normally takes from 10 to 20 days at soil temperatures above 70°F. You will eventually be thinning them to 18 to 24-inches apart. Plants normally flower 16 weeks after sowing, at which time, shear them back and wait for the second blooming! Not bothered by many pests, some gardeners in the East find that Japanese Beetles love their Echinacea. Try our highly concentrated NOCDOWN III to control both the grubs (the larvae) and the adults of the Japanese beetle.

  • Mature Height: 24-36 inches
  • Mature Spread: 18-24 inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Summer-Fall
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Soil Type: Widely Adaptable
  • Annual in Zones: 1-3
  • Perennial in Zones: 4-11
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We also carry a variety of Echinacea Plants in individual 3" pots.

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"good germination"

Julie J on 6/9/2014 7:22:29 PM

Comment: I have a passive greenhouse here in the Northwest and the ruby star echinacea seeds germinated in 10 days, the seedlings are strong and healthy. I am very pleased so far.