Magnus Purple Coneflower

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The gorgeous Magnus Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus') is a gorgeous native plant that grows strong and true and makes a spectacular cut flower. A native of the dry prairies and open woodlands of North America, Purple Coneflowers have long been a favorite of gardeners worldwide!

Magnus Purple Coneflower is a relative of the sunflower and features a central cone surrounded by wide, flat purple-pink petals that stick straight out, they don't droop like other Coneflowers are prone to do. The scratchy green leaves add an equally bold presence to the landscape and won't fade in the sun.

The well-branched stems can be 2 to 4 feet long making Magnus an excellent cut flower and stately border plant! Butterflies and bees will adore it, and hummingbirds too! After they flower, the spiky cones can be dried to use indoors or left on the plant for the birds to enjoy during the winter.

Magnus was awarded the title of 1998 Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones from 3 to 8, these tough prairie native cultivars grow 2-4 feet in height and spread 18-24 inches wide.

Planting and Application:

Although Magnus is slow to start in the spring, it loves the sun and grows quickly with the onset of hot summer weather! Blooming in the summer to the fall in Pollinator Borders, Cut Flower gardens, Cottage Gardens, and prairie and meadow installations, Coneflower are rugged blooms that support butterflies like the Monarch butterfly when they need nectar the most.

Magnus can be massed in harsh locations in the sun, handling poor soil, and periodic drought, making them fantastic in the hell-strip along the road or sidewalk, in Rock Gardens, or in a Xeric garden with Prairie Grasses and other prairie wildflowers. The deep roots make them able to handle wildfire, so include them in your Fire-Wise landscaping plan!

Plant in the back of a perennial border or showcased as a single specimen, and it is equally at home in native restoration gardens or in more formal plantings. Its brilliant purple-pink color works well with blues and its rounded shape nicely complements the linear lines of plants like Liatris.

  • Award-Winning Perennial!
  • Purple-Pink Petals & Raised Spiky Centers
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Great Cut Flower & Pollinator Plant
  • Sun Beds & Borders, Patio Planters, Xeric & Fire-Wise Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

You'll have very little care once these sun-loving plants are established in your yard. They are tolerant of "beginner gardeners" and are easy to grow, even in poor soils. If you want the best performance, you will need to give them plenty of sunshine. They'll need at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Don't plant this herbaceous perennial in low-lying areas that collect water. They need well-drained soil. Although they will be relatively drought tolerant, you'll get more blooms with a regular schedule of medium water.

Feel free to cut the blooms and take them inside for flower arrangements. It's a great way to deadhead the fresh or fading blooms and encourage a new flush to follow right along behind it. In early spring, if you've left your perennial plantings to stand over the winter, just snip the stalks back down to an inch above ground level. Coneflowers are almost maintenance-free and do well in most of the country with very little care.

  • Easy Care In Full Sun
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Deadhead Spent Flowers & Prune In Spring
  • Xeric & Drought-Tolerant

Hardy and bold, these are aptly named and among the greatest of the Echinacea! Order your award-winning Magnus Purple Coneflower from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Magnus Purple Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pinkish Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No