Echinacea Magnus

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Purple Coneflower Magnus is an easy to grow perennial that attracts pollinators to your garden with its beautiful pink flowers. (Echinacea purpurea)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 28-36" tall, Up to 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU ABLI5XX
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.

Associated SKUs
ABLI5XX
63PER (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLI531 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Coneflower
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 28-36" 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
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsEchinacea Magnus
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Hardy (5)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Cut flowers (3)
  • Erosion control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10), Casual hobbyist (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

beautiful and easy to grow

Plant arrived in beautiful condition. I got one flower and it is not even two feet tall yet. These are easy to grow and come back more beautiful each year. Their bloom season...Read complete review

Plant arrived in beautiful condition. I got one flower and it is not even two feet tall yet. These are easy to grow and come back more beautiful each year. Their bloom season is long and bees love them. They will stand out in any flower bed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great plant; terrible starts

Surprised that you would send out plants only two inches tall. None of the seedlings made it. I ended up buying Magnus from a local nursery. The plant itself is great - but...Read complete review

Surprised that you would send out plants only two inches tall. None of the seedlings made it. I ended up buying Magnus from a local nursery. The plant itself is great - but your seedlings were not!

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5.0

Plant did well.

By 

from Fayetteville, NC

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

    These flowers look good in my garden, and I'm anxious to see them spread.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Beautiful flowers

    By 

    from Panama City, FL

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

      Attracts butterflies

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Blooms first year

      By 

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

        This was a free gift from American Meadows. It put out a few blooms the first year and will make a nice addition to our perennial garden.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        A classic

        By 

        from NY

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

        Stalks may need some propping up at maturity - lanky.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        3.0

        No blooms yet. Too soon

        By 

        from Fenton, MO

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

              We'll see what happens

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Echinacea Purchase

              By 

              from Huron, SD

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Needs Extensive Watering
                • Short Bloom Time

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                  Planted on south side, had to get replacement for one of the plants which ended up being much better than the first two.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exactly as I'd have hoped

                  By 

                  from Beekman, NY

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Pros

                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                    Happy with the results of this flower after only having planted it this spring.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    beautiful and easy to grow

                    By 

                    from St. Louis, Missouri

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Attracts Bees
                    • Beautiful flowers
                    • Fragrant
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cut Flowers
                      • Erosion Control

                      Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                      Plant arrived in beautiful condition. I got one flower and it is not even two feet tall yet. These are easy to grow and come back more beautiful each year. Their bloom season is long and bees love them. They will stand out in any flower bed.

                       
                      2.0

                      Still waiting for blooms.

                      By 

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Slow Growth

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                          I planted this in the spring, and it hasn't grown very much, or bloomed yet.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Cut Flower

                          By 

                          from North Mississippi

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                          Pros

                          • Fragrant
                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Cut Flowers

                            Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                            The plant came rather small, but grew well and hardy. Once blooms started they continued until fall. Great cut flowers. I hand watered daily and planted in sun/partial shade. My bed is on the east facing side of my house, so early morning sun until afternoon, and the house shades for the rest of the day.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Doing well

                            By 

                            from Hope Id

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Pest Resistant
                            • Reliable Growth

                            Cons

                            • Slow Growth

                            Best Uses

                            • Cut Flowers
                            • Erosion Control
                            • Large Areas
                            • Raised Beds

                            Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                            A good reliable plant that has wonderful color and it did well even through our super hot and dry summer

                             
                            1.0

                            POOR VALUE FOR THE MONEY

                            By 

                            from SOUTH CAROLINA

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                  PLANTS WERE BARELY SEEDLINGS NOT EVEN TWO INCHES TALL VERY DISAPPOINTING WILL NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY AGAIN.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Bloom fast and forever

                                  By 

                                  from brookville,pa

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Long Bloom Time
                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Pest Resistant
                                  • Reliable Growth

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Erosion Control

                                    Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                    Massive blooms grew super fast, strong healthy plants.

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    growing?

                                    By 

                                    from ohio

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable Growth

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Growth

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                      doing fine and trying to grow

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      blooms beauitful

                                      By 

                                      from roseau minnesota

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                      • Attractive
                                      • Hardy
                                      • Healthy

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                      love this flower

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      blooms beauitful

                                      By 

                                      from roseau minnesota

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                      • Attractive
                                      • Hardy
                                      • Healthy

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                      love this flower

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Great plant; terrible starts

                                      By 

                                      from Atlanta, GA

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about American Meadows Echinacea Magnus:

                                            Surprised that you would send out plants only two inches tall. None of the seedlings made it. I ended up buying Magnus from a local nursery. The plant itself is great - but your seedlings were not!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                                            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.

                                            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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