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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) ‘Magnus’

Perennial Plant of the Year 1998!

Purple coneflower ‘Magnus’ has non-drooping, flowerheads, broad petals of rosy purple surrounding a dark cone. It is a good cut flower. The horizontal, rose-purple flowers also attract butterflies like a magnet and the seeds are sought by birds. Seed heads left to ripen will invite finches. They have a long period of bloom, and the seed-heads are attractive as the bloom goes by.

The Coneflower is attractive when massed or grouped with other perennials. Purple coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It may be used for cut flowers. It will tolerate heat, drought and wind. The coarse, dark leaves are attractive before flowering and the stiff habit make an attractive addition to either a formal or a cottage garden. This reliable plant can be incorporated as individuals into mixed planters with trees and shrubs. Its natural home is with other perennials in a flower border. Also works well in wild gardens and with native plants, where the rangy character is right at home.

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EC100BAG Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) 'Magnus' 25 23 $53.75
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 36"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green
Flower Rosy-purple
Bloomtime July - September

General Information +

Botanical: Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common: Purple coneflower

General Characteristics: Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years. The Purple Coneflower 'Magnus' was chosen as the 1998 Perennial Plant of the Year for its vigor and hardiness.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.