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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A classic purple Coneflower. Beautiful rose-pink ray petals with a coppery-brown, spiky central cone comprise the huge, flat flower heads. Newer blooms are more intense in color and fade to pale rose as they age, lending a bi-color effect to the entire clump of Echinacea.

Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer through fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years. Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but Coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.

Flower Color

Rose-pink

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Grass-Ornamental (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant, Dried flower

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests