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Echinacea purpurea 'magnus'
Light: Full-Part Sun
Temperature: Perennial for zones 3-9
Watering: Water regularly, but do not overwater.
Soil: Well drain soil
Comments: Echinacea self-sows profusely. To control its spread, deadhead dying flowers before they go to seed
Echinacea 'Magnus' is a wonderful workhorse perennial in the garden with its daisy-like purple blooms with raised, conical centers! We also grow regular Echinacea Purple Coneflowers.
As hardy as it is beautiful, echinacea magnus, a flowering herb is very self sufficient. Drought resistant once established, it prefers loamy, well drained soil and will grow well in full or partial sun. Echinacea self sows vigorously, and will reproduce quickly under the right conditions. Magnus is a big hit with bees, butterflies and birds, these purple blooms will bring droves of natural pollinators to your garden. To control its spread, deadhead the fading flowers before they go to seed, but if you would like to attract lots of native wildlife, leave the seeds for the goldfinches and other seed eating birds.
Traditionally used in Native American medicine, Echinacea magnus is still modernly used to boost the immune system, as well as for its antidepressant properties. A beautiful medicinal herb, it can be taken in tea form or by extracting its healthful oils.
Though deer resistant, beware of slugs and Japanese beetles who love to prey on this lovely plant. Plant with other wonderful Fall flowers like Russian Sage and Rudbeckia's for a stunning display of color!