Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Coneflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
  • Common name: Coneflower
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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