Magnus Superior Coneflower

The improved genes of the Magnus Superior Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’) give this gorgeous coneflower a superiority complex. And does it live up to its arrogant attitude? Most certainly. With massive radiating blossoms and strong foliage, this coneflower has much to be proud of.

The Magnus Superior Coneflower will light up your summer with its impressive flowers. There will be smiles all around when your neighbors see these rose-purple blooms with large, glowing reddish orange seed heads. It is widely agreed upon that the Magnus Superior Coneflower offers the best and most showy blooms of any Coneflower.

With thick, strong, deep green foliage, your neighbor’s will appreciate the pink and purple flourish of Magnus Superior Coneflower’s summer show. Pollinators will as well. These flowers are a favorite of butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. You’ll have a blast watching them flutter and dance and enjoy these prolific blooms.

Plant these deer resistant beauties as a brilliant border or a stunning accent feature. The Magnus Superior Coneflower also performs well as a tall container plant. Add a bit of dazzle to your butterfly garden with a mass planting of these beauties.

When winter arrives, this Coneflower will provide texture and interest with its dried seed heads. Don’t be surprised when birds stop by for a winter snack of these tasty seeds.

The Magnus Superior Coneflower produces enough blooms for you to find other uses for them. Add a pop of purple to your home with a bouquet of Coneflower blooms. Or create interior interest with a dried flower arrangement.

To keep your Magnus Superior Coneflower cheerful and lively, provide it with a sun-soaked area to grow. It does best with well-drained soil and medium moisture. This delightful plant is winter-hardy, drought tolerant, and easy to grow.

Spice up your garden with a wild accent of these bold purple and pink blooms. If you want color, lushness, and winter interest, the Magnus Superior Coneflower checks all of these boxes and more!

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ (Coneflower ‘Magnus Superior’)Herb Plant

Coneflower ‘Magnus Superior’ (Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’) Herb in 9cm Pot

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’is also known as a cone flower it has a narrow leaf, and sports a daisy-like, conical pink/magenta flower in summer, with a scent of honey they are very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. It is a beautiful perennial plant this Echinacea variety is perfect for the summer flower border, prairie style planting or the dry garden. Echinacea is an attractive plant not out of place in the herbaceous border at all and can grow to be 1m tall. It is drought tolerant, although water in the first year until established and prefers full sun and a free-draining hummus rich soil. If you cut back the stems as the flowers fade it can encourage a second flush of flowers or if you prefer they can be left in place as they can look attractive as dried seed heads.

Herb Usage

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ or coneflower is grown for the roots and rhizomes, which are lifted in autumn and used in healing preparations. Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ and angustifolia is native to North America and has long been used by native Americans as wound-herbs, the angustifolia varietyit was the plant traditionally used in herbal medicine although today the ‘pupurea’ version is also used some say it is inferior to the angustifolia variety, but it was the variety developed by the Europeans primarily for use in herbal medicine, as the extract of which is said to ward off the common cold and flu by boosting the immune system. It is said to have antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

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Our potted Coneflower ‘Magnus Superior’ or Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus Superior’ herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.

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Magnus Superior Coneflower flowers

Magnus Superior Coneflower flowers

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Magnus Superior Coneflower flowers

Magnus Superior Coneflower flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height: 30 inches

Flower Height: 4 feet

Spread: 24 inches


Hardiness Zone: 3a


This stunning echinacea produces large flowers that are magenta pink with coppery centers; a perfect choice for planting in groups, along border edges, or in containers; great for flower arrangements; attracts pollinators

Ornamental Features

Magnus Superior Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented hot pink daisy flowers with coppery-bronze eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Magnus Superior Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Magnus Superior Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Magnus Superior Coneflower will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Magnus Superior Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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