Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Purple Coneflower
The classic purple coneflower. Beautiful rose pink ray petals with a coppery brown, spiky central cone. Petals are held horizontally, making the flowers appear even bigger. Newer blooms are more intense in color and lighten to pale rose as they age, lending a bicolor effect to the entire clump of Echinacea.
Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.
Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years.
Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced, and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best, but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year -- 1998
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit -- 2003
Height: 30 Inches
Spread: 18- 24 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Early Fall
Attracts Butterflies and Songbirds
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers, Mass Planting
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when I opened the box I noticed that 4 plants were lying on top of the plant container however, because the root ball was intact I was not disappointed. I examined each plant and was to find each plant was in excellent condition. The leaves were green and the plant itself was vibrant I am very pleased I ordered these plant from Bloomin Designs Nursery..