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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Plant details

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' bears large, deep red, daisy-like flowers with a dark orange centre, held horizontally on rigid stems. It has a long flowering season and is extremely attractive to bees and butterflies.

For best results grow Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' in full sun in well-drained soil. It's well suited to growing in a mixed herbaceous border or prarie-style planting scheme.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Magnus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to May

Reader reviews


I planted 6 mature Echinacea purpurea last summer. They have simply disappeared!! My garden is south facing, very dry with sandy soil, which I thought was perfect for this plant. Is it possible the slugs/snails have eaten the new shoots?? How can I protect these plants from snails? Can anyone help? I would like to try again. Pam3

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