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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' (Coneflower 'Ruby Giant')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant'

Other names

Coneflower 'Ruby Giant'

Genus

Echinacea Echinacea

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Giant' _ 'Ruby Giant' is an upright perennial with toothed, dark green leaves and purple-pink flowers surrounding a brown cone in midsummer to mid-autumn.


Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Summer; Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' (Coneflower 'Ruby Giant') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any soil except boggy. Best in full sun, although partial shade will be tolerated.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant'

Other names

Coneflower 'Ruby Giant'

Genus

Echinacea Echinacea

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Giant' _ 'Ruby Giant' is an upright perennial with toothed, dark green leaves and purple-pink flowers surrounding a brown cone in midsummer to mid-autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Summer; Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' (Coneflower 'Ruby Giant') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in any soil except boggy. Best in full sun, although partial shade will be tolerated.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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