Echinacea p. 'Magnus' 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.
Zones 3 to 8.
Full sun to part shade.
Clump-forming perennial may reach 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.
Daisy-like, 3 to 4 inch flower with a large, coppery-brown, spiky central cone, surrounded by 10 to 20 rose-pink ray florets. Bloom period begins mid-summer and lasts into fall.
Best grown in organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Performs well in full sun in the north, but prefers some afternoon shade in the south.
Attracts butterflies and drought resistant. Excellent cut flower - let the blooms dry completely and scatter the seeds in the garden.