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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

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:

30-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Dried Flower
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Naturalizing
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Great Companion Plants for Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd')
Catmint Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire')
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Common Milkweed Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca )
Burnet Burnet (Sanguisorba 'Little Angel')
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum Phedimus (takesimensis) )
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