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

Reader reviews

greenfingers steve

I brought 4 echinacea white swan from a local Wilko store about 2 years ago costing about £1 a plant They were bare rooted so I potted them up in a well drained compost mix and left them over the summer and winter months . This was so that they built up a good root system before planting out in the following spring. They flowered beautiful from late June untill the late autumn.A beautiful cream turning to white petal and the bees loved them .To be honest, I have brought plants from Wilkos and had only varied success, but these plants are a great testament that you don't have to buy expensive to get good , quality plants

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