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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' - Purple Coneflower

Perennials

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is a classic purple coneflower with very fragrant rose-pink ray petals surrounding a coppery-brown, spiky central cone forming flat horizontal flower heads. This coneflower's newer blooms are more intense in color and fade to pale rose as they age, lending a bicolor effect to the entire clump. 'Magnus' along with many other coneflower varieties is praised for its large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming. Native to much of the United States, purple coneflower is very prolific and very attractive to butterflies! Leave seed-bearing cones standing for birds in late fall and winter.

Additional:

1998 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)--American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Black Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Common Wood-nymph, Eastern Tailed Blue, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Gulf Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Peck’s Skipper, Red Admiral, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Red-Spotted Admiral, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Tawny-edge Skipper, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Zabulon

Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Will flower for a bit longer if their spent heads are removed, but allowing the seed-filled cones to mature provides excellent food for goldfinches and other seed-eating birds.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Dried Flower
Naturalizing
Focal Point
Specimen
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Native
Drought Tolerant
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Catmint Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire')
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Tall Bearded Iris Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Blatant')
Common Milkweed Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca )
Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum Phedimus (takesimensis) )
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