Introduced by the Jelitto, who gave us 'Magnus', Echinacea 'Rubinstern' is a slightly shorter plant with large flat topped flowers that are a deeper purple . - Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' Coneflower from American Beauties
From previous pinned: The deep purple-black of bugbane (cimicifuga ramosa) 'Hillside Black Beauty' creates a striking foil against silvery eryngium and pink astilbe. The plant produces pale white spires in the fall.
5 Myths about Native Plants This is part 2 of my summary of landscape architect Thomas Rainer’s talk about native plants at the Lahr Native Plant Symposium. Don't miss Part 2 - Designing with Native Plants. Thomas’s myths about native plants: