Echinacea Purpurea Magnus

£12.99

2 in stock

SKU: echinacea-purpurea-magnus Category:
Common Name: Purple coneflower
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: July-September
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m

Echinacea Purpurea Magnus, commonly known as ‘Purple Coneflower’, is a striking and hardy perennial flower that is native to the central and eastern regions of North America. This variety of Echinacea is known for its large, showy blooms that are a deep shade of pink. The flowers, which bloom in the Summer months are surrounded by a ruffled ring of petals, are great at attracting butterflies and bees and would make an ideal colourful border plant.

The Echinacea is a low-maintenance and easy-to-grow plant that is perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners. It can be grown in a variety of soil types and prefers full sun. It is also tolerant of drought conditions, making it a great option for low-water gardens.

In addition to its ornamental appeal, the Echinacea Purpurea Magnus has a rich history of medicinal uses. The plant has been used by indigenous North American tribes for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including headaches, colds, and fevers. In recent years, it has been found to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

How to care for your Echinacea Purpurea Magnus

  1. Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It is a tough plant that can handle a wide range of light conditions, but it will produce the most vibrant blooms in full sun.
  2. Water: This plant is drought-tolerant, but it still prefers consistently moist soil. Be sure to water it regularly during the first growing season after planting, and during extended periods of drought.
  3. Soil: It is adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil types, but it prefers well-draining soil that is high in organic matter. It can tolerate a wide range of pH levels.
  4. Temperature: It is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures down to -15˚C.
  5. Fertiliser: Fertilising is not necessary, but you can feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser once a year.
  6. Pruning: Deadheading the spent flowers will encourage re blooming.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Echinacea Purpurea Magnus stays healthy and thrives in your garden or landscape.

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