| Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (30)ct Ellepots
Zones 3 to 8.
Full sun to part shade.
Plants reach 30 to 36 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide ;
Clumping habit. Growth rate: Moderate.
Daisy-like, 3 to 4 inch flower is a creamy white version of popular coneflower. White ray petals reflex downward, away from the coppery-brown, spiky central cone. The blooming period begins midsummer into fall.
Coneflowers like it sunny and hot. Though they will tolerate light shade, fewer flowers will be produced and the plants will be weakened. Light, loamy soils are best but coneflowers will grow in any well-drained soil. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant.
Excellent as a border plant, in mass or containers, as cut flower or foliage, dried flower or seed heads; fragrant flowers attract butterflies. If deadheaded, the bloom cycle will be extended. However, some spent blooms should be left on the plants in fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide interest in the winter. Deer resistant.