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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Plant details

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' bears white, daisy-like flowers with drooping petals and a large, orange-green centre, on rigid stems. It's shorter than many other echinacea varieties, making it perfect for growing in containers or the middle of the herbaceous border. It has a long flowering season and is extremely attractive to pollinators.

For best results grow Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' in fertile, well-draned soil in full sun. It's ideal for growing in bold drifts in a mixed border, or with low-growing grasses in a prairie-style planting scheme.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: White Swan

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: July to October

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