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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Cone Flower 'White Swan')Herb Plant

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Cone Flower 'White Swan'(Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')Herb in 9cm Pot

Echinacea 'White Swan' is a perennial of upright growth it is slightly shorter than the purple versions of the species at approx 1m in height . A white variety of the much loved “Purple Coneflower”. With large, with daisy-like white flowers around a burnished yellow orange cone.  As with all Echinacea it is native to North America it is happy in full-sun to part shade. Although it takes a few years to establish it is very hardy and tolerant of drier soil conditions. The Cone Flower is very attractive to butterflies and bees and makes an extremely attractive cut flower. It is a beautiful perennial plant  and is perfect for the summer flower border, prairie style planting or the dry garden. It is drought tolerant, although water in the first year until established and prefers full sun and a free-draining hummus rich soil. If you cut back the stems as the flowers fade it can encourage a second flush of flowers or if you prefer they can be left in place as they can look attractive as dried seed heads.

Herb Usage

Echinacea purpurea the species to which this variety is related is native to North America and has long been used by native Americans as wound-herbs. It more recently can be found in herbal medicine as the extract of which is said to ward off the common cold and flu by boosting the immune system. It is said to have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. However this hybrid has been bred purely for its floral display.

Buy Cone flower 'White Swan' Online

Our potted Cone flower 'White Swan' are generally available to buy online between May and September.

 

 

 


Other Details

Aspect/Site:
Full sun
Soil Type:
Free draining soil
Flower Colour:
Purple
Height:
100cm
Spread:
50cm
Latin Name:
Echinacea purpurea
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary:
None
Scented:
Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic:
Tincture
Flowering/Harvest/Interest:
Summer
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden:
Prairie

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