Eastern purple coneflower 'Magnus'
Magnus is part of the Echinacea genus and is a Eastern purple coneflower variety. Its scientific name is Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'.
Dark purple-red blooms.
Course dark green foliage.
Great for cut flowers.
Large, deep reddish, daisy-like flowers with prominent dark orange centres are borne on stiff stems from July to September. The petals of this deep purple form of coneflower are more horizontal than the more popular species plant. It copes well with adverse weather conditions, has a long flowering season, and is attractive to bees and butterflies. A great choice for a sunny, well-drained, mixed or new perennial border. 1Magnus grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Magnus normally reaches to a mature height of 3.90 feet (1.20 metres). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.
United States is believed to be where Magnus originates from.
Magnus Eastern purple coneflower is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Eastern purple coneflower 'Magnus'
Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn, cut back all dead flower stems to the ground.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Magnus is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).
Growing Magnus from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Magnus about 56 days before your last frost date.
Eastern purple coneflower 'Magnus' information
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