Echinacea purpurea “Magnus”

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Time posted: September 29, 2006

Another award-winning perennial, Magnus took the prize in 1998. It’s also named in Dr. Stevens’ Prarie Bloom collection for Kansas. The purple coneflower is another plant native to Kansas, but in an improved variety. This performed great over the summer.

I got two expensive gallon pots from a big nursery and three less expensive gallon pots from the hardware store. All of them thrived this summer in full sun. These went into a new bed that got very little soil improvement. I did mulch it as I do all my beds with hardwood mulch.

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These coneflowers drew butterflies like crazy. I love that, plus they just thrive on neglect. Mine are reblooming at the end of September. I just want to grow these up and split them and grow the splits up some more. If you’ve got sun this is a superb plant.

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