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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Nice Healthy Plants
09/14/2016 By Catherine Kearney
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Were shipped and arrived as promised. Well packed and healthy plants. They are in the ground already.

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Very healthy
11/04/2015 By Doug McKinney
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Should do well.
healthy well potted plants
03/25/2015 By David Finkelstein
Product reviewed: Purple Cone Flower {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Good price and coneflowers are especially great for a mass planting. Because of the price I can afford to mass plant right way rather than build over time

I thought the package was my husband's so it sat on the back patio for more than 1 day unopened. Once I realized these were the cone flowers, I released them from their box and planted them within a day. Once in the ground they perked up and looked great.... Read full review >
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Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
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