Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

White Swan Coneflower

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Compositae

Genus: Echinacea

Parent: Echinacea purpurea

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 40" tall, 18" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White flowered cultivar, white ray florets and yellow-green center in summer to autumn, petals droop back slightly. Long period of bloom in summer. Rigid stems, dark green leaves, lance-shaped, coarsely toothed.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon from Evergreen in September 2011 and planted it in the perennial bed. The first flower was eaten by deer or rabbits. Came back in spring 2012. Did not return in 2013.

I purchased 2 x 3" pot at Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2012 and planted them in the Daylily Fountain Garden. They did not return in 2013.

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