Coneflower - Magnus
A Yardstick of Purple All Summer
The Echinacea ‘Magnus’ Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, also known as Purple Coneflower, Hedge coneflower, and Black Sampson, is an easy to grow flower.
It produces beautiful deep purple daisy-like flowers that are a bit larger than other coneflowers.
It was Perennial Plant of the Year in 1998, one can see why!
‘Magnus’ blooms from July to October and is a major attractor to butterflies and bees; deer resistant. It is a must for any perennial garden.
With its dark green foliage, Echinacea ‘Magnus’ stands 3’ high with a plant spread of 18-24”.
For best results, plant in full sun in a well drained area. The sturdy stems carry the blossoms from midsummer to fall.
The coneflower is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. It is a great choice for cut flowers, and it adds a wilderness look to your garden.
‘Magnus’ usually reblooms without deadheading, but if spent flowers are removed, this procedure will encourage continued beautiful blooms and improves general appearance.
This coneflower keeps coming all summer on tall plants with excellent branching. If you leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall their seeds provide winter food for birds. You can enjoy the dried seed heads as well, because they will provide architectural interest in the winter.
‘Magnus’ will give you weeks of dependable color, and it provides a striking display with its dark foliage and deep purple flowers!
*Large Purple Flowers With Dark Foliage
*Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Birds, Resists Rabbits and Deer
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Soil||Normal, Sandy, Clay|
|Moisture||Dry to Moist|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|