Echinacea 'White Swan' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)
Echinacea 'White Swan', also known as White Coneflower, is a beautiful version of the ever-popular Purple Coneflower. It makes a great addition to any perennial garden. White petals surround the rust-colored cone-shaped center.
Echinacea has been used for centuries by Native Americans as a natural solution to physical ailments. Popularized by John Uri Lloyd, a pharmacist and medicinal plant enthusiast, Echinacea is used worldwide as an immuno-stimulant.
Name(s): Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan', Brauneria purpurea, Eastern Purple Cone Flower
Flower Color: White petals, rust colored center.
Bloom Time: July to September
Height/Spread: 24 inches to 36 inches x 24 inches.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average, pH 6.6 to 8.5
Features: Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, deer resistant, attracts butterflies.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, naturalizing, cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, herb gardens, native plant collections, medicinal plant collections.
Comments: Echinacea purpurea attracts Common Wood-nymph, Giant Swallowtail, Gulf Fritillary, Red Admiral, Red-Spotted Admiral, Viceroy, Spicebush Swallowtail, Zebra Heliconian, American Lady, Cabbage White, Common Checkered Skipper, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Dun Skipper, Pecks Skipper, Zabulon Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Zebra Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Banded Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Great Southern White, Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot., and other butterflies.
Coneflower blooms July to September, depending upon your climate. Mature height is 24 inches to 36 inches.
Echinacea tolerates a wide range of soil pH, from 6.6 to 8.5. Echinacea prefers full sun to light shade. Do not over water. In fact, it's drought- and heat-tolerant. It attracts butterflies and is deer-resistant. Space 24 inches apart.
Echinacea is a nice, low maintenance plant perfect for mass plantings and naturalizing. It's suitable for USDA climate zones 3 to 9.
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