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Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Large flat rosy-pink petals surround a coppery cone.
Perennial of the Year 1998

A selection of our most popular native North American wildflower with larger, more vibrantly coloured flowers than the species. From a central brown cone the rose-pink petals are held flat, rather than drooping like the species. Coneflowers bloom in summer and fall , forming a showy, upright clump which is a favourite feeding station for many butterflies. Seed heads are useful in dried arrangements. Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Self-sown plants can also be moved at that time. Excellent for cutting. Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year in 1998.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid summer to fall

Mature Height:

29-39 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 68-70° F in 12-16 hour days to promote flowering. Remove initial buds to bulk up plants. Water moderately and allow plants to dry a little. Once actively growing, fertilize lightly. Echinacea do not like to be overly wet or over-fertilized. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist to dry well-drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.