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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' - Coneflower

Perennials

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' features large, daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping, white petals and large, coppery-orange central cones. Long summer bloom period. Best flower display is late June to late July, with sporadic continued bloom into September. Flowers grow on rigid stems to 3' tall. Dead flower stems remain erect well into the winter and are often visited by goldfinches who perch on or just below the blackened cones to feed on the seeds.

Additional:

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)--American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Black Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Common Wood-nymph, Eastern Tailed Blue, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Gulf Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Peck’s Skipper, Red Admiral, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Red-Spotted Admiral, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail, Swallowtail, Tawny-edge Skipper, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Zabulon

Coneflower Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

12-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Border or Bed
Native
Cut Flower
Specimen
Dried Flower
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