Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ seeds – (Coneflower)

$4.10

This is an attractive dark purple flowered echinacea, which is excellent for cutting

Description

This is an improved form of ‘Magnus’, which was the most popular purple coneflower of all time. It has darker blooms and stems and is a more consistent growth. From a tall mound of coarse dark-green leaves, large daisy flowers with magenta-pink petals surrounding an orange-brown central cone appear in summer.They are attractive to butterflies. If you remove old and spent flowers regularly the plant will bloom for longer. The seed heads are attractive in winter with frost on them and the flowers are excellent, long-lasting cut flowers.

Sowing advice
Sow in spring, early summer late summer and autumn . Sow into seed trays filled with seed compost. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed raising mix. Cover thinly with soil. Ideal temp 20°C. Keep soil moist but not saturated. Germination occurs in 10 -20 days.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Coneflower

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

Approx 100 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30