• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Coneflower 'Magnus'

Coneflower 'Magnus'

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  • Other common names Coneflower 'Magnus'

  • Genus Echinacea are erect, clump-forming rhizomatous perennials with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and solitary, long-stalked daisies with prominent conical central disks and often drooping ray florets; attractive to butterflies

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Species 'Magnus' is a perennial with narrowly oval leaves and flowerheads to 10cm wide, with drooping deep pink rays and an orange-brown central cone

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun. A dry mulch is advisable in winter. Leave plants to form substantial clumps as they resent transplanting

Propagation Root cuttings can be taken in late autumn or early spring. Division may be tried in spring or autumn but they resent disturbance

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Cut back flowered stems to encourage a longer display

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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