Little Magnus

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Plug size
84
Planting weeks
Week 18 to 36
Pot size
17
Pots per m²
Depends on pot size
Topping / Pinching
Yes
Height
40 cm or 15.75"
Pinching
Light
Flowering time
June - August
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Echinacea Little Magnus. This Echinacea is a purple cone flower, the common name for Echinacea, is a perennial. The plant originated from North-America and belongs to the Asteraceae family. This very compact Echinacea variety has large flowers and an aureole of purple coloured flowers. The Echinacea plant needs moist, nutritious, black- or clay soil. Little Magnus blooms in June - August. For pot production it is best to pot in the autumn for next spring/summer sales. Very rich flowering and winter-hardy.

Cultural information Echinacea Little Magnus®   


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Compact Echinacea 
Coneflower, as they are also called, is the common name for Echinacea and a perennial. This plant originated from the plains of the USA and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae. Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® is very compact, winter hardy, profusely blooming and produces large flowers with purple colored horizontal flower petals. This plant needs a moist, well-drained soil. Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® flowers in June through August /Sept. For best production it is best to plant in summer for sales in the following year.  

Please note that cultural information and description are based on Dutch growing conditions. 

Potting
Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® in the spring available as 104 hole plugs, 1 tissue culture plant per plug to transplant in week 20 to a 17 cm. pot.

Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® in the summer available as 104 hole plugs, 1 tissue culture plant per plug to transplant in week 30 to a 9 cm. plug or 9 cm. pot keep over winter and transplant in early spring to 17 to 21 cm. pot. Keep in fall and winter in cold greenhouse to protect from water. 

Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® is also available in early spring as a 9 cm. plug. 
Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® can best be grown in a 17 to 21 cm. pot. 

Blooming time
- From June to August/ Sept. 
- Spring planting of 104 plug, blooming in August/ Sept.
- Potting in fall or potting in early spring a 9 cm. plug, blooming in June. 
- When combining the 2 sizes in your planting you are getting a spread in your blooming time. 

Soil type
The soil mix needs to be able to hold enough moisture with enough drainage and air for good root development. Echinacea needs a well drained soil in winter, it does not like wet feet in winter. Make sure pots are in winter in cold greenhouse or plastic tunnel. Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® likes a soil rich on Kalcium. 
Recommended fertilizing schedule for beginning of crop: 
PH: 6.5 to 7.0

Pinching
For normal flowering is pinching not required. 
In fall remove flower stem just above soil level to promote more new shoot development. 
Spring: to get spread in your blooming remove on some flower stem for later re-blooming.  

Planting
Outside: as per week 18 through to week 36, after nightfrost. 

Watering
Watering is a very important part of the growing process. Ebb and flood watering is ideal for a uniform crop. Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® will also handle watering overhead during the crop, preferably in morning including fertilizer. The amount of water depends on temperature and evaporation. The potting soil should not dry out during the growing process. 

Fertilizing
When potted a light watering with clean water can be done. During the growth each watering can be combined with A + B feeding schedule, adjusted to soil analysis and water quality. 
Recommended feeding schedule: 
Ph: 6.5 to 7.0

Climate
Outside on a good container field with plenty of drainage. 

Growth regulators (PGR)
Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® is already a compact plant height approx. 40 cm. A light application of growth retardant is possible with Cycocel (Chloormequat) 

Diseases and insects
Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® has relative few problems of disease. It could be advisable to preventively treat against Phytophtora, Meldew, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium shortly after planting, to apply with for example, Previcur + Topsin M or with Rizolex. 
The most common insects with the Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® are: aphids, spider mite, white fly and trips to spray for example with Vertimec and Mesurol. 

A clean environment always works positive on a good plant development and reduces the risk of diseases. Also we recommend to space the plants properly in time. 

We have for all varieties professional pictures, labels (picture tags) and other promotional material available, please inquire.   

Echinacea purp. Little Magnus® is trademarked and or breeders’ right protected. Exclusively sold by Green Works. Not suitable for human consumption. 

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