Large daisy like magenta/pink flowers with dark orange centres held on tall 1m stems. The petals on Magnus are more horizontal than the more well known pallida and hold their shape for longer.
Magnus also has a long flowering season from July to September and will cope well with adverse weather conditions and thrives in a sunny perennial border.
Height and spread: 1m Height, 0.5m Spread
Common name: Coneflower
Position in the garden: Full sun
Soil type: Most soil types except very dry or boggy.
Flowering period: June to September
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers - Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage), Sedum ‘Matrona’ (ice plant), Salvia nemorosa ‘Cardonna’ (meadow sage).
Grasses - Stipa tenuissima (feather grass), Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese silver grass).
Care of Echinacea purp. Magnus
Congested clumps can be divided and lifted in Autumn or Spring. Coneflowers will benefit from a Spring or Autumn mulch of well rotted compost and should be cut back to ground level before growth resumes in Spring.
Open, easy to access flowers that are a pollen and nectar source for bees and hoverflies and a nectar source for butterflies.