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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:

Taxon ID#

29

Showy purple flowers

Scientific  Name:

Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinstern' RUBY STAR

Common Name 1

› Coneflower

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Cultivar derived from native plants found in central and southeastern U.S.

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Clay, dry soil, shallow rocky soil

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Description:

Coarse, ovate to broad-lanceolate

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Purple

Flower Description:

Carmen red to purple rays and bronze brown cone

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Dried flower heads

Mature height:

2'-3'

Mature spread:

2' to 3'

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Moist prairies, meadows and open woods of the central to southeastern United States

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Goldfinches may eat seeds

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Application
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SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Remove dead plant material in the spring.

Summer Care:

Will rebloom without deadheading; watch for mites

Fall Care:

Flower heads can be left for fall/winter interest

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Divide when clumps become overcrowded, about every 4 years

Insect Pests:

Japanese beetles are occasional problems

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Aster yellows disease

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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