Echinacea purpurea Magnus

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Echinacea purpurea Magnus – Reflexed petals from an intricate domed centre. A fully hardy perennial. The flower heads are surrounded by large, pointed ray florets that can reach up to 3 inches long. The foliage of Echinacea purpurea Magnus consists of lanceolate leaves with serrated edges that grow from a thick taproot.

Supplied as 3 x 9cm pots

From Original price was: £4.28.Current price is: £3.42. (inc. VAT)
per Plant(s)

Minimum 3 plant(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple
  • Height: 70cm
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Position: Full sun

More Information

Echinacea purpurea Magnus is an herbaceous, perennial flowering plant in the daisy family. It is native to eastern and central North America and often cultivated in gardens for its attractive mauve-purple flowers. The flower heads are surrounded by large, pointed ray florets that can reach up to 3 inches long. The foliage of Echinacea purpurea Magnus consists of lanceolate leaves with serrated edges that grow from a thick taproot.

It blooms from July through September, creating bright purple conical flower heads that attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees. It’s also a great addition to cut flower arrangements. When planted together, Echinacea purpurea Magnus creates a stunning display of colourful blooms.

Known for their use in herbal medicine, these herbaceous perennials have large, daisy-like flowers with a central cone, leading to their common name, coneflower. Echinacea is great for wildlife, known for attracting bees, birds and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and, in Autumn, seeds for birds.

Growing Echinacea

Echinacea are easy to grow as they tolerate most soils (except very dry ones), and sturdy stems mean that staking is not required. They are tolerant of drought and can withstand colder climates, but benefit from mulching and winter protection.

In their native eastern and central North America, Echinacea grow on prairies and along the edges of woodlands, so they will thrive in places with full or partial sun through the day, they can become leggy if they experience too much shade. Deadhead the flowers as they fade, but leave the seed heads for the birds in Autumn. They benefit from being mulched with well-rotted manure or compost in Autumn. Lift congested clumps in Autumn or Spring, and cut them back as the new foliage emerges.

Supplied as 3 x 9cm pots

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