Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (AKA Brauneria purpurea, Rudbeckia purpurea, Hedge Coneflower, Black Sampson)
Pronunciation: eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah
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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (also called Purple Coneflower) is easy to grow and forms neat clumps of foliage. From early summer to early autumn, it produces dazzling, vibrant, rose-pink/purple daisy-like flowers that beckon butterflies and hummingbirds.

In addition to less droopy petals, its blooms are lightly fragrant and at (up to) 6 inches across, they are larger than most other Echinaceas establishing them as a backbone of any garden. Magnus is moderately tolerant of salt and is by far one of the best perennials on the market today, offering dignified height and rich color to any landscape.

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Interesting Fact
Named Perennial Plant of the Year in 1998.
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General information about Echinacea:
Like a well-aged Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, Echinacea are long-standing perennial plants whose faithful bloom will be a welcome sight every year by both humans and butterflies who are highly attracted to the flowers. Indeed, they are prolific bloomers with attractive foliage and unmistakable, beautifully formed flowers.

Echinacea are known for large flower heads that in fall turn to seed that birds love. If you have a cut flower garden, without question, you will want some because they are lovely and long-lasting in bouquets as well as dramatic in dried flower arrangements. As for naturalizing, you can’t ask for more from a plant. And when it comes to borders, Echinacea are frequently chosen for their ability to draw a visual dividing line between one area and another without the use of hard-scape materials.

Their coarse, deep green 8-inch leaves are serrated and act as a pleasing foil for smaller plants. Flowers abound in early summer and then continue until frost. The flower heads have rays and greenish centers that change to an orange/brown over the season. At maturity, the rays angle downward and the center assumes a distinctive cone shape (thus their nickname, Coneflower).

Coneflowers are tolerant of poor soil, heat, humidity and drought; in addition, deer tend to avoid them. If you are planting in southern zones, you’ll quickly be rewarded by their rapid spread while those who plant in northern zones will still appreciate a moderately fast spreading rate. Echinacea prefers well-drained soil in full sun so southern heat and humidity aren't bothersome and blooms last a long time both on the plant and in a vase.

Things to Note
You’ll want to keep in mind that deadheading will prolong flowering and prevent seeding. At the same time, should you have the room to allow the flowers the opportunity of going to seed, you will be rewarded by birds going crazy for Echinacea seeds as well as enjoying the beauty of the seed heads throughout the winter (especially in snow). Remember, if you do choose to remove them, leave foliage at the plants' base to overwinter.

Interesting Facts
Not only is Echinacea a prized perennial for many gardeners, but it is also a potent medicine. Reports state that ingestion of this plant increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flues, fights off viral, bacterial and fungal infections, purifies the blood, and flushes waste from the lymphatic system. Echinacea gets her name from the Greek word, "echinos" meaning hedgehog. Because of the spiky, hair-like foliage at the base of the plant, Echinacea garnered this nickname.
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Great sturdy little plants
06/20/2020 By Katherine Keith (VA)
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Arrived in great shape. Healthy plants have settled in and grown quickly since I planted them. Have purchased others from a different source and Classy Groundcover’s are way superior.
Great plants
06/18/2020 By Margaret Cameron (TN)
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Just like my last order from company, plants in good condition. Little smudged under newspaper, but water and light and they look great. Like the smaller size to plant
A little small
09/11/2019 By Jean Godla (VA)
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

These were a little smaller than I had expected. I'm hoping that they will be strong enough to survive the end of the summer heat and the upcoming winter. I have always been pleased with the plants I have received from Classy Groundcovers so I'm hoping I... Read full review >
New plants
09/24/2018 By William Reed
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Plants received on time and in good shape.

Planted the next day. Will see,how they do next spring.
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07/07/2017 By Linda Lester
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Very happy with delivery and the plants. Would highly recommend!

Linda Lester
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Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
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