For those of you who love a classic there is ‘Magnus’, the best performing purple coneflower for the coastal BC climate. Beautiful rose-pink ray petals with a coppery-brown, spiky central cone comprise the huge, flat flower heads. Newer blooms are more intense in colour and fade to pale rose as they age, lending a bicolour effect to the clump. Plant in full sun in average (not overly rich), well-drained soils. Avoid soils that are overly moist in winter. Perennial Plant of the Year 1998.
Common Name: Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dry open woods, prairies and barrens.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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