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    White Swan Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

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    White Swan Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan') at Hartman Companies

    White Swan Coneflower flowers

    White Swan Coneflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    White Swan Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan') at Hartman Companies

    White Swan Coneflower in bloom

    White Swan Coneflower in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  24 inches

    Flower Height:  32 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Purple Coneflower

    Ornamental Features

    White Swan Coneflower has masses of beautiful lightly-scented white daisy flowers with brown eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    White Swan Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    White Swan Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    White Swan Coneflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    White Swan Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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