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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) ‘White Swan’

Echinacea coneflower ‘White Swan’ has fragrant white petals with a coppery cone. It is a good cut flower. Remains one of the finest border plants. Coarse deep green 8″ leaves are serrated and act as a pleasing companion for smaller plants. Flower petals radiate downward from a pronounced central seed head. Long lasting as a cut flower, and attractive to butterflies. Flowers abound in early summer, then continue until frost. The flowers also attract butterflies like a magnet and the seeds are sought by birds. Seed heads left to ripen will invite finches.

The Coneflower is attractive when massed or grouped with other perennials. Coneflower may be planted in the middle of a perennial border or in naturalized areas. It may be used for cut flowers. It will tolerate heat, drought and wind. The coarse, dark leaves are attractive before flowering and the stiff habit make an attractive addition to either a formal or a cottage garden.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 30"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Dark Green
Flower White
Bloomtime July-August

General Information +

Botanical: Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Common: Coneflower

General Characteristics: Pure white, with high coned centers. Coarse foliage adds good texture. This white coneflower is shorter than other varieties, making it a great mid-border plant. Easy to grow, prolific bloomer. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and coarsely-toothed. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Deadheading will prevent seeding, but birds are crazy about the seeds, and the seedheads are attractive in the winter, especially in the snow. If removing them, leave the foliage at the base of the plant to overwinter. Excellent, long-blooming flower for massing in the border, meadow, naturalized area, wildflower garden or part shade area of woodland garden. Often massed with other purple coneflowers and black-eyed susans (Rudbeckias).

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years).