Echinacea 'White Swan' Coneflower

Available Spring 2024
Size

Description

Similar in size to straight E. purpurea, Echinacea 'White Swan' has large, daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping, white petals and large copper-orange centers. Echinacea 'White Swan' has its heaviest bloom in June/July with sporadic bloom thereafter.

This Coneflower will self sow if some seed heads are left in place. The seed heads are also savored by Goldfinch and other songbirds. Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' is a landscaper favorite, great for the perennial border as well as meadow settings. Its long stems are nice for cutting.

Echinacea purpurea is native from Colorado to the East Coast south to Florida.

'White Swan' Coneflower prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil but it will tolerate poor soil, heat, drought, wet, and clay soil.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Coneflower
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Plants can be cut to the ground in late fall after the blooms are finished, or left intact for small birds like goldfinches to scavenge the seeds. If it's the latter, cut the plants back in late winter or early spring before the new growth emerges. Cut them to within 3-5 inches of the ground.
We do not mulch over our coneflowers in winter because we have noticed those plants do not tend to survive. They are incredibly hardy without any extra help.
Poor soil (as in, soil that is not fertilized or especially rich) is best for these meadow plants.

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Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.