Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’
Extraordinarily heavy flowering make 'Magnus' a choice coneflower to add to the garden. Profuse large flowers cover this deciduous perennial from mid-summer to early fall. It is a bold, sturdy perennial that stands out in the late summer garden with dramatic daisy-like flowers and a large orange, cone-shaped center. A long flowering perennial, use it in combination with other late season delights. Its rich colors play well off of paler hues, like the fine white streaked foliage of Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'. Add it to the riot of colors in the herbaceous border. It is an excellent combination plant with hardy geraniums, tall campanulas and asters.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: orange, variegated, silver
Great Color Partners: lavender, rose, gold
Culture NotesPurple cone flower requires a location in full sun and rich sandy to well-drained soil. Once established it will only need occasional watering during dry weather. Although it can tolerate clay, very wet winters can rot out the crown and severely damage or kill the plant. Remove spent blooms to encourage flowering through early fall.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Flower Color: purple
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: occasional watering during dry weather