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


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

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

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.




Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' (Cone Flower 'White Swan')Herb Plant
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
  • 5

    Posted by Janet Mansell on 28th Jun 2021

    Really strong well rooted plants. They were very well packed. Already have good white flowers on them. Excellent

  • 5
    Excellent plants

    Posted by Janet Mansell on 21st Jun 2021

    I was so pleased with these plant that I placed an order for six more. They were very well packaged and travelled well. The plants were fresh and young looking with excellent root balls. They established themselves very quickly in the garden and already have lots of buds on them in spite of the terrible winter weather we have right now.