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ECHINACEA - purpurea 'White Swan' /  Cone flower

    ECHINACEA - purpurea 'White Swan' / Cone flower


    Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is a stunning perennial that is highly valued for its striking white flowers and unique cone-shaped centers. This cultivar is a popular choice for gardeners who want to add an elegant touch to their landscape. The plant is a native of North America and has been cultivated for centuries due to its medicinal properties.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 inches)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 inches)
    • Flower color: White
    • Flowering period: Mid-summer to early fall
    • Foliage: Dark green, lance-shaped leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained soil, pH 6.0-7.0
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the garden. It makes an excellent addition to borders, mixed beds, and cottage gardens. It can also be grown in containers, making it a great choice for balconies or patios.

    One of the main benefits of Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is its hardiness. It can withstand extreme weather conditions and is highly resistant to diseases and pests. It is also known for its drought tolerance, making it an ideal choice for areas with low rainfall. The plant is also a magnet for pollinators, including bees and butterflies, making it an important addition to any wildlife garden.

    Companion Plants:

    • Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' - the burgundy foliage of this grass creates a striking contrast against the white flowers of 'White Swan'
    • Monarda 'Petite Delight' - the pink flowers of this bee balm blend well with the white flowers of 'White Swan'
    • Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' - the fluffy, cream-colored plumes of this grass add a softness to the garden

    Care Instructions:
    Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. Water regularly during the first growing season to help establish the plant, but reduce watering after that. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage more flowers. In colder climates, the plant may benefit from a layer of mulch in the winter to protect the roots.

    Final Thoughts:
    Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is a stunning and versatile plant that is sure to add interest to any garden. Its white blooms and unique cone-shaped centers make it a standout choice for any landscape. Additionally, its hardiness, drought tolerance, and pollinator-attracting properties make it an important addition to any wildlife garden.