|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Plant Height:||36-48 in.|
|Plant Spread:||24-36 inches wide|
|Fruit:||Edible to birds
Other: Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer.
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flowers to ensure more flowering throughout the season.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: If sowing indoors.
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Awards and Recognitions:||Other: 2009 Great Plant Picks award winner
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|Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 7, 2012 9:11 PM
I have been growing 'White Swan' for 3 years from seeds I harvest from my own plants & they have come true from seed every time!
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|Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jul 19, 2018 11:05 AM
I have tried these from seeds I've gotten in seed trades for several years and they never bloom true white. In my research I found that the traders all grew other varieties close by, so cross pollination may be the reason. I will have to buy a plant and then test to see whether it comes true from seed growing in my mixed environment. I think root divisions are my best way of propagating this pretty color. I'm in south Louisiana and all echinaceas do well here and are a mainstay in attracting butterflies to my yard.
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|piksihk||On March 23, 2020||Seeds sown
2015 old seeds
|dragonfetti||On March 10, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
|dragonfetti||On March 10, 2015||Seeds sown
Tried starting in vermiculite container.
|dragonfetti||On February 4, 2015||Seeds sown
3ea. in 6 cells.
|dragonfetti||On January 20, 2015||Obtained plant
Seeds from Eden Brothers
|lovesblooms||On January 15, 2017||Seeds sown
|lovesblooms||On March 14, 2016||Seeds germinated|
|lovesblooms||On March 5, 2016||Seeds sown
|christine2||On May 1, 2008||Obtained plant|
|MrsBinWY||On April 14, 2018||Seeds germinated
1 (awfully slow germination; room might have been too cold; also didn't cover the 6-pack)
|MrsBinWY||On March 25, 2018||Seeds sown
6x2 2017G seeds from white volunteer in 6-pack; room temp
|gochna||On March 2, 2020||Obtained plant
planted 2 tubers in the echinacea meadow
|paleohunter||On April 1, 2021||Transplanted|
|paleohunter||On August 29, 2020||Seeds sown|
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