Common Name: Purple Coneflower Echinacea P. Magnus

Height:36.0 Inches

Spread:18.0-24.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8

 

Flower Color:Pink shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

 

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:MidsummerLate SummerEarly Fall

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts SongbirdsBee Friendly

 

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerCottageEclecticPrairie

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantMass Planting

Origin:Native to North America

 

The classic purple coneflower. Beautiful rose pink ray petals with a coppery brown, spiky central cone. Petals are held horizontally, making the flowers appear even bigger. Newer blooms are more intense in color and lighten to pale rose as they age, lending a bicolor effect to the entire clump of Echinacea.

Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, Coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter.