- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
Purple coneflower 'Magnus' has broad non-drooping petals of rosy purple surrounding a dark cone. It is a good cut flower.
- Full sun to part shade
- Dry to medium
Purple coneflower should be grown in full sun to light shade. Light shade will enhance the rich colors of the petals in hot weather. It is relatively drought resistant and should be divided in the spring every 4 years.
Size and growth:
- 2.5 to 3.0 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- June - August
- Rosy purple
Showy flowers, Butterflies, and Purple
Purple coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It may be used for cut flowers. It will tolerate dry conditions.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.