Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant' Asteraceae

Growth habit





Treman Woodland Walk

Source of plant

Sunny Border Ohio


Plant 105 cm tall, 95 cm spread. Erect (when supported), not particularly airy, little branched. Leaves 17.5 cm long, 6 cm wide, toothed, scabrous, matt, Green Group 137A. Flowering stems, erect, hairy, stout, stiff, 110 cm long, Yellow-Green 145A/B heavily flushed with purplish grey. Free flowering (c. 80 flowers), flowers 10 cm diameter, 8 cm deep, single, flat to slightly reflexed. Ray florets (c. 31) 4.1 cm long, 1.2 cm wide with pointed tips, Red-Purple Group 57C fading to Greyed-Purple Group 186C and becoming dull yellowish green on underside of tips. Cone 5 cm wide, 4.5 cm tall, cone scales Greyed-Purple Group 187A at base, Yellow-Orange Group 23B in middle, Red Group 46A at tip. Huge flower, marvellous color with very large cones. Needs staking.

USDA Hardiness Zone