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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
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Plant Type: Perennials

A classic white Coneflower. Pure white ray petals reflex downward, away from the coppery-brown, spiky central cone. Their sweet honey-like fragrance attracts masses of butterflies. 'White Swan' is a bit shorter in stature than many other coneflowers.

 Praised for their large, daisy-like flowers which appear from midsummer thru fall, after many other perennials have finished blooming, coneflowers are a mainstay in today's garden. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Echinacea purpurea is a wildflower native to the eastern United States and is well-adapted to survive the hot, windy conditions typical of that region. If properly cared for, they will form attractive colonies and will live for many years. Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), False Sunflower (Heliopsis ), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Grass-Ornamental (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Meadow Rue-Yunnan (Thalictrum delavayi), Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Plant Height

30-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Drought tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Fragrant flower or foliage, Dried flower, Container, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Mid summer through fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests