Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'
Echinacea 'Magnus'

Echinacea 'Magnus'

"Coneflower"

Echinacea 'Magnus'

3 bare root — £4.42

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Description

Warm, sumptuous, velvety—this perennial coneflower produces glorious reddish-pink daisy blooms, around 10cm across. The petals of this Echinacea 'Magnus' are more horizontal (that is, they do not droop) than the straight Echinacea purpurea, which sets it apart and, in our view, gives it the edge! This habit also makes the flowers appear larger. In the centre of each bloom is a luxuriant, prominent, orange-brown cone. The newest blooms are more intense in colour; petals lighten to a pale rose-pink as they age, and this leads to a gorgeous bicoloured effect. Flowers appear over a long season, starting in mid-summer, and lasting right into autumn.  

Reaching around 100cm in height, rigid stems carry attractively narrow, oval, rich green leaves. Echinacea 'Magnus' copes well with wind and rain. For best results, grow it in a sunny spot (however, it does perform very well in part-shade, too). It also likes a moist but well-drained soil. Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' is well suited to growing in a mixed perennial border or prairie-style planting scheme. Finally, the blooms will be loved by bees and butterflies. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Echinacea 'Magnus' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Coneflower" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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