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Magnus Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 2'
Height
3'
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Vibrant rose-colored, daisylike flowers summer to fall; very heat and drought tolerant

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    This perennial will beautify your garden year after year

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Divide plants as clumps get large, about every 4 years. Will rebloom without deadheading but deadheading can improve appearance.

    1998 Perennial Plant of the Year

  • 2 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • My favorite. Large blooms, comes back stronger every year. Butterfly attractant. Beautiful plant

      Loralea Kirby
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I love the height and color of this plant!

      Sandie Grise
      , South Dakota
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Best Perennials at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2005 Best Perennials at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2005 Best Perennials at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2005 Best Perennials at the Zoo Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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