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Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’

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Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ was introduced by Jelitto in 2010.  As the name would suggest this cultivar was advertised as an improvement on the well-known Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’. Despite its purported superiority, ‘Magnus Superior’ did not outperform ‘Magnus’ either horticulturally or ecologically.  In addition, while ‘Magnus’ was included as a pollinator favorite, ‘Magnus Superior’ failed to reach the list of top 15 pollinator-preferred Echinacea.  However, due to its similarity to Echinacea purpurea, it could be effectively used in naturalistic landscapes where surrounding vegetation could help mitigate its floppy tendencies.


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  • Common Name
    Magnus Superior purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    early July-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    late July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    44” x 45” 
  • Flower Type