Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Sturdy, sombre red-pink daisy overlapping layers of petal and brown overtones give this a flying saucer look
- Position: full sun
- Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Large, deep reddish, daisy-like flowers with prominent dark orange centres are borne on stiff stems from July to September. The petals of this deep purple form of coneflower are more horizontal than the more popular species plant. It copes well with adverse weather conditions, has a long flowering season, and is attractive to bees and butterflies. A great choice for a sunny, well-drained, mixed or new perennial border.
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn, cut back all dead flower stems to the ground.
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