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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
purple coneflower 'Magnus'
Echinacea are erect, clump-forming rhizomatous perennials with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and solitary, long-stalked daisies with prominent conical central disks and often drooping ray florets; attractive to butterflies
'Magnus' is a perennial with narrowly oval leaves and flowerheads to 10cm wide, with drooping deep pink rays and an orange-brown central cone
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun. A dry mulch is advisable in winter. Leave plants to form substantial clumps as they resent transplanting
Root cuttings can be taken in late autumn or early spring. Division may be tried in spring or autumn but they resent disturbance
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back flowered stems to encourage a longer display
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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purple coneflower 'Magnus'
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