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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. Magnusis 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.
Echinacea 'Magnus' Uses
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 Rudbeckias for a stunning display of color!
Characteristics: Echinaceas are in the daisy family, and have large, showy heads of composite flowers.
Light: Echinaceas love full sun to partial shade.
Water: Water regularly, but do not overwater.
Soil: This striking perennial will grow well in a range of soils, from 6-7.8 pH.
Use: Echinacea is a beautiful medicinal herb, often made into a tea for its immune-boosting and antidepressant properties. Bees, butterflies and birds love this beautiful little perennial-- attract these natural pollinators!
Extras: Echinacea self-sows profusely. To control its spread, deadhead dying flowers before they go to seed.