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This is the famous plains native called Purple Coneflower, but better known today by its botanical name: Echinacea. For years before it was a favorite of the herbal medicine industry, it was always one of the loveliest wildflowers on the plains.
This large pink-to-purple daisy is a mainstay of all well-grown wildflower meadows, and is also a major colormaker in perennial borders. Magnus, this hybrid, is a bit shorter than the native plant, and the flower petals do not droop, as is often the case with the wildflowers. You can easily grow this great native plant from our seed (See our Wildflower Seed Department) but to save a year or more, its really easy to plug in these plants.
|Botanical Name||Echinacea purpurea|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||16-18" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||Up to 18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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