Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Common name   Purple coneflower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color   soft pink
Bloom Time   June - August
Height   2.5 to 3 feet

General Culture:
Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Purple coneflower 'Magnus' has broad non-drooping petals of rosy purple surrounding a dark cone. It is a good cut flower.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Purple coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It may be used for cut flowers. It will tolerate dry conditions.