ECHINACEA purpurea 'Magnus'

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ECHINACEA purpurea 'Magnus'

Magnus' Purple Coneflower
Select Item No. RA182

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America (Ohio and Michigan south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and northeast to Texas)
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Selected as Perennial Plant of the year from the PPA (Perennial Plant Association).
Special Features: The rose-purple flowers are arranged more horizontally than the pendulous, or drooping, habit of the wild species and other seed strains. Durable, low maintenance perennial. Very long lasting as cut-flower. Will produce 2 - 3 flowers the first year, 6 - 8 / 2nd year, up to 15 / 3rd year. Perennial Plant of the Year 1998 in North America. Perennial Plant of the Year 1998 in Sweden.
Historical: The result of over ten years of careful selection by Swedish nurseryman, Magnus B. Nilsson. In 1982 Mr. Nilsson offered the result of his successful breeding to Klaus Jelitto. Klaus called this cultivar 'Magnus' to honor the breeder. Production was begun and Echinacea 'Magnus' was introduced in the 1985 Jelitto catalogue.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: rose-purple
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: ovate-lanceolate, 20 x 10 cm (8'' x 3'')
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 5 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: There has been no research, but an obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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