Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
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Synonyms:  Rudbeckia purpurea
Genus:  Echinacea
This native meadow derivative has vibrant, daisy-like flowers that bloom from midsummer into early autumn. Its prominent, dark orange central cones are surrounded by larger (to 7 inches across) and more horizontal, reddish-pink, ray petals than the species.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Has medicinal uses. Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter if cones are left on plant. 
Care:  Grow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering.
Propagation:  Sow seed at 55°F in spring. Divide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter.
Problems:  Leaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Pink Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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