ECHINACEA purpurea 'Magnus Superior'

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ECHINACEA purpurea 'Magnus Superior'

Magnus Superior Coneflower
Select Item No. RA181

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America: Ohio and Michigan south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and northeast Texas
Special Features: 2010 Jelitto introduction to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the award winning 'Magnus'. The result: darker blooms and stems color, plus more consistent growth. Cut flowers and decorative seed heads.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2010.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: dark carmine-red
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: ovate-lanceolate, 20x10 cm (8'' x 3'')
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.98507 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
335
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 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
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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