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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior'

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior'

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syn. Rudbeckia purpurea

E. purpurea is native to the southern and midwestern portions of the US where it can be found growing in open woodlands and prairies. It has stout stems and dark green leaves that very closely resemble those of Rudbeckia (black-eyed susans).

'Magnus Superior' is an extremely vigorous plant with huge, traditionally-colored rose pink flowers.

Easy to grow in rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun.

Distinctions: Selected as Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association, 1998

Zones: 3 to 8

Family: Asteraceae

Type: Perennial

Height: 24 to 60 in.

Spread: 18 to 24 in.

Exposure: Full sun

Soil Conditions: well-drained, average

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: Dark Carmine-red

Native Range: Southeastern and Midwestern distribution from Ohio und Michigan south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and northeast Texas

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  • Swallowtail Garden Seeds from Santa Rosa, California, United States, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
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