Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

SKU: F28506
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Coneflower
Hardiness Zone: 3-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 2-3' Spacing: 18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' boasts the same size, vigor, and large flowers as the more common lavender-pink forms, but in white. Plant them together, in good big clumps, for a sensational summer display.

Echinacea, a North American genus in the Daisy family, has big, bright flowers that appear in late June and keep coming into September. Plants thrive in average soils or hot, dry conditions, shrug off cold, and are equally at home in full sun or partial shade. Blooms last well as cut or dried flowers, and the large cone at the heart of the flower head turns black as the seeds mature, adding further interest and providing nourishment for goldfinches. Coneflower, E. purpurea, a rugged species that is native from Iowa and Ohio south to Louisiana and Georgia, is a great garden plant everywhere in between.

For information on the growing and care of Echinacea, click Growing Guide.


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2. Once you have clicked the 3D Model image on your device, go outside and face your device camera toward where you would like to see how the item will look in your garden.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Reviews

Reviews

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Tough gal

Was looking for more white flowers along my home's side border that would also have some winter structure and interest. Always a fan of echinicea... White Swan seemed to be the perfect fit. Plants arrived healthy and took off right from the start. Loved them so much purchased another batch in fall. And even after getting chewed to the ground, all seem to have survived the winter and look to be showing lots of new growth. Excited for what's to come!

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Can be long-lived

If you get it in the right spot it will live and bloom for many years. Very pretty and tough. Mine are in a sunny spot with fairly light soil.

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Pretty decent bloom first year

Only 5 of the 6 plants came back, but those that did managed to bloom. Did notice some bees enjoying them.

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Gorgeous

Love these coneflowers in white. The butterflies love them too. Rabbits love them as well. I just spray some animal friendly repellent on them and they are perfect.

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Not Sure About These...

Have planted these lovely white Echinacea more than once--they make a great contrasting accent to traditional pink/purple Echinacea. However, each time planted could not keep them growing for more than a couple seasons. Have no problems with traditional Echinacea...Was recently told by a horticulturist that white Echinacea are not as long-living as purple/pink varieties, and that was our experience.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: ek-in-ay'see-uh   

These sturdy perennials bloom from early summer until frost. Butterflies revel in the flowers and the seed heads are beloved of goldfinches. Easy to grow and trouble-free, Coneflowers are at home in the wild garden as well as in the more refined perennial border, and make ideal cut flowers. Please note: So plants may properly establish before winter, we recommend early fall planting of Echinacea in colder zones (Zones 5 and lower).

Light/Watering: Flowering is at its best in full sun, although plants will tolerate light shade. Deep taproots make these plants quite drought-tolerant once established.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Applying a couple inches of organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, around the plants in early spring will take care of nutritional needs; no further fertilizing will be necessary. Echinacea purpurea is adaptable to most soil types but prefers a sandy, well-drained loam and a pH from 6.0 to 7.0.

Pests/Diseases: Echinacea is rarely troubled by pests or diseases, none serious enough to warrant control measures. Plants do attract beneficial insects, especially firefly-like soldier beetles, which feed on aphids and caterpillars.

Companions: Shorter perennials camouflage occasional basal legginess; compact varieties of Catmint (Nepeta) are ideal companions as are perennial Geraniums, dwarf Goldenrods (Solidago), and Salvia. Taller companion plants include Perovskia, Phlox, Sedum, Veronica, and Monarda.

Reflowering: Echinacea has a long bloom season even without deadheading, but that practice will result in more blooms. Plants can be cut back by half in early summer, resulting in a later bloom time but more compact form. Leave some seed heads to provide food for goldfinches -- there are few sights more delightful than watching the small, golden birds wave about as they pick out the seeds.

Dividing/Transplanting: Plants rarely need dividing, and transplanting older plants can be tricky due to the taproot. It can be done, however, as long as you dig deeply and keep a good amount of soil around the roots.

End-of-Season Care: Plants may be left standing through winter as the seeds heads collect the snow in pretty little puffs. 

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: Divide or transplant now, watering well afterward.

Late Spring: Provide supplementary water only if the season is extremely dry or if the Coneflowers are newly planted.

Summer: Deadhead if desired, but leave some seeds for the goldfinches. Watch for beneficial soldier beetles in August and do not harm them. Plants may be cut back by half in June; this will result in later-flowering, more compact growth.

Fall: A light mulch in colder regions is beneficial.

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