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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Plant details

Magnus' produces large purple-pink blooms that are held horizontally on robust stems of dark green foliage. It blooms over a long period, from June to September. Like other echinaceas, it is easy to grow in any decent soil. Its sturdy nature means that it doesn't need the staking and general fussing-over that some other perennials require. Echinaceas have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the trend for naturalistic prairie-style planting schemes.

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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