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Magnus Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

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Magnus Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus') at Gertens

Magnus Coneflower flowers

Magnus Coneflower flowers

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Magnus Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus') at Gertens

Magnus Coneflower in bloom

Magnus Coneflower in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Magnus Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus') at Gertens

Magnus Coneflower flowers

Magnus Coneflower flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Purple Coneflower

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

1998 Perennial of the Year; Deep rose flowers with non-reflexed petals. Use in naturalized areas, great for feeding the birds in winter

Ornamental Features

Magnus Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented fuchsia daisy flowers with coppery-bronze eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Magnus Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Magnus Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Magnus Coneflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Magnus Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features