Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'

9cm pot £7.99
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3 × 9cm pots £23.97 £21.00
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Buy Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow' coneflower: Interesting flowerheads that provide structural interest


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pinky-red ray florets form a horizontal ruff around a prominent orange-brown cone of disc florets on these decorative flowerheads. Appearing for a long period from midsummer to mid autumn, they associate well with grasses.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.

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Mixed results

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In September and October 2016, I bought a number of these plants. Some (seven) were planted immediately and others (ten) were repotted for over-wintering and planted this spring. Of the autumn plantings, all have produced just one (quite weak) flower stem. Those which spent the winter in pots have done much better. They have not quite reached their mature height, but they each have a minimum of four stems with lots of flowers. I accept that you cannot expect too much in the first year, but this sample is big enough and the results consistent enough to be worth noting.......and seven flowers is a poor return for the outlay on seven pots. It would help if pots larger than 9 cms were also available. I would happily pay a bit more.

Dave

Gloucestershire

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Planted only one of these in a patio pot with some other young plants from Crocus. Out of all of them, this was the only one that didn't grow much in size that summer. Fantastic flower, very pretty, but I fear that I will only ever get the one flower! Perhaps planting it in a border would be more effective.

HR

Bristol

Yes

Recommended

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Good garden plant

Sue

Lincs

Yes

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I have just bought 6 x Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'. Delivery is within 4 weeks. 9cm pots. Will I get flowers this summer?

Tufty

Hello, If they are planted straight out and kept well fed and watered, I would say there is an excellent chance that you will. Having said that, it is generally accepted that it is best not to encourage these plants to flower in their first year as they will then be pushed into producing a bigger root system - and therefore settle in better before their first winter.

Helen

How many Echinaceas in a pot? Hi, I want to buy Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High' and 'Kim's White Mop' - is there only one plant in a 2 ltr pot, and do you sell the corms separately? Thank you

Gordon White

Hello There, There will just be one plant per 2 or 3lt pot, but unfortunately these are not grown from corms. You can divide over-large clumps in autumn, but they tend to resent disturbance so it is best kept to a minimum. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Can I plant Echnicea in the autumn? Dear Crocus, I have been looking for a plant called Echnicea purpurea 'Magnus', and I see that you have some on your website. Is now a good time of year to buy a plant, or is it better to wait until spring? If so I will order one now. Perhaps you could let me know. Many thanks. Yours, Kate

P and K Kaye, York

Hello Kate, Autumn is a great time to plant these, unless you have very heavy or wet soil that does not dry out in winter - in which case you should wait until spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Thanks Helen, I will order one on line. Yours, Kate

P and K Kaye, York

Whats wrong with my Echinacea? Hello My newly planted Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' is alive, but is only about 6 inches tall and the leaves have curled up. What do you advise? Water? Food? Thank you Roger

Roger Parker

Hello Roger, I'm sorry to hear that you are having a few problems with your plants. Echinaceas like reliable moisture in summer, so I suspect yours may be a little too dry. If the soil was well prepared before planting, with lots of organic matter dug in, and the pH is relatively normal, all you need to do is make sure they are watered and fed with a general purpose fertiliser. I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

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