Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

    Zones: 3-9
    Exposure: Full to Part Sun
    Mature Size: 48"H x 36"S
    Bloom: Magenta, Purple, Mid summer - Mid Fall
    Pot Size: 3.25”
    Availability: Ships in 7-10 Business Days
    • NON-GMO
    • Chimical free
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    • Medicinal
    • Deer Resistant
    • Pollinator
    • Cut
    • Butterfly
    • Drought
    • Native
    • Echinacea Purpurea 'Magnus' Plants for Sale at The Growers Exchange 

      The Growers Exchange is your trusted source of healthy, high-quality live plants. Our collection includes the stunning echinacea purpurea 'Magnus,' a perennial plant beloved by gardeners of all skill levels. 

      Whether you are an experienced gardener looking to add a splash of color to your landscape or a novice seeking a beginner-friendly plant, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is an excellent choice. This perennial plant is suitable for gardeners of all skill levels, and its vibrant, daisy-like, magenta-colored blooms are a wonderful addition to any garden. Read on to learn more about it. 

      Echinacea Purpurea 'Magnus': Appearance and Characteristics

      Commonly known as Magnus coneflower, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'  is a standout variety of the Echinacea genus, prized for its striking appearance. This perennial plant is renowned for its large, daisy-like flowers that boast a rich, rosy-pink hue and prominent, coppery-orange central cones. 

      Echinacea ‘Magnus'  typically grows to 3 to 4 feet and spreads about 1.5 to 2 feet wide, creating an eye-catching display. Its upright growth habit and sturdy stems ensure the flowers stand tall, even in windy conditions. The lance-shaped, dark green leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant and extend up the stems, providing a lush backdrop for the blooms.

      One of the most appealing characteristics of echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is its long blooming period. This plant begins to flower in early to mid-summer and produces blooms until the first frost, ensuring months of color and beauty in your garden. The flowers also make excellent cut flowers, maintaining their form and color well in arrangements.

      Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Magnus coneflower is incredibly resilient and easy to care for. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and can withstand periods of dry weather, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens.

      Echinacea Purpurea 'Magnus': Origins and History

      The Echinacea genus is native to North America, and echinacea purpurea, commonly known as the purple coneflower, has a long and storied history. Indigenous peoples of North America have used various species of Echinacea for centuries, valuing them for their medicinal properties. The plant was traditionally used to treat ailments ranging from snake bites and insect stings to infections and colds.

      The cultivar 'Magnus' was developed in the late 20th century by Magnus Nilsson, a Swedish horticulturist. It has become a favorite among gardeners for its improved form and vibrant color. 

      Echinacea Purpurea Plant Care: Growing Tips for the ‘Magnus” Variety

      This plant is easy to care for but requires basic attention to ensure optimal growth and flowering. Here are some essential growing tips to ensure your Magnus coneflower thrives:

      • Soil: While it can adapt to various soil types, it does best in well-drained soil. 

      • Spacing: Space plants about 1.5 to 2 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and prevent overcrowding.

      • Light:  Plant your Magnus coneflower in a location that receives full sun for optimal growth. While it can tolerate partial shade, full sun exposure encourages the best blooming.

      • Watering: Once established, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is drought-tolerant. Water young plants regularly until they’re established, then water only during prolonged dry spells.

      • Pest and Disease Management: Magnus coneflower is relatively pest- and disease-resistant. However, watch for aphids and powdery mildew, and treat as necessary.

      It’s essential to note that echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' self-sows profusely. Deadhead dying flowers before they go to seed to keep it from spreading.  In late fall, cut back the stems to ground level after the first frost to prepare the plant for winter.

      Echinacea Purpurea 'Magnus': Uses and Benefits

      The vibrant flowers and sturdy growth habit of echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' make it ideal for borders and wildflower gardens. Consider planting it with Russian Sage and Rudbeckia for a long-lasting, colorful display of fall flowers. As mentioned, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' flowers work well as cut flowers in arrangements, as they retain their color and form for a long time.

      In addition to its ornamental value, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' plays a significant role in supporting local ecosystems. The plant attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, contributing to the health and biodiversity of garden environments. Moreover, the seed heads left on the plant after blooming provide food for birds during winter.

      Traditionally used in Native American medicine, Echinacea is thought to boost the immune system. This medicinal herb is often taken in tea form. Its oils can also be extracted and used. 

      Bring the Beauty of Echinacea Purpurea 'Magnus' to Your Garden

      Whether you're looking to attract pollinators, enjoy beautiful cut flowers, or add a low-maintenance perennial to your garden, echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is an excellent choice. Order your live echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' plants from The Growers Exchange today and experience the joy of cultivating this perennial.


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