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Echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower, is an adaptable and drought tolerant perennial. Benefits wildlife.

Echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower, is an adaptable and drought tolerant perennial. Benefits wildlife. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Purple coneflower

Named for Swedish nurseryman Magnus Nilsson, Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ has broad, violet red petals that are arranged more horizontally than that of the wild species. Nilsson carefully selected the traits of this plant for over ten years. In 1998, the Perennial Plant Association selected this plant as the Perennial Plant of the Year.  

An easy plant to grow, E. purpurea ‘Magnus’ is tough and heat and drought tolerant once established. The plant prefers well-drained soil and full sun. The plant makes for a great cut flower and attracts many butterflies and songbirds. 


Height:

3 Ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Violet Red

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Flowering Months

  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green