White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan') in the Coneflowers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer.
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadhead faded flowers to ensure more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
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
Pollinators: Various insects
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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August 15, 2015

We open the Echinaceas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: July 2011White Swan with purple coneflower and rudbeckia
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Location: Peterborough, ON, CanadaDate: 2015-07-08
By linjarvis
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Location: The Critter Flower Bed in Smithfield, KYDate: 2016-07-20an overhead view of three stages of bloom- bud, new bloomer, bloo
By Anndixon
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2016-07-15/ 5:59 pm. / Pure white petals and long lasting.
By HemNorth
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2006-07-02
By Marilyn
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Date: 2014-08-12
By Paul2032
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
By Joy
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Date: 2012-07-05
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2012-June
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Date: 2014-07-20
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Date: 2014-07-12
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Date: 2014-08-12
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: July 7, 2005
By Marilyn
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-06-02White Swan Coneflower 003
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
By Joy
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-06-22
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Date: 2012-07-05
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2013-03-19
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Date: 2013-09-12
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-07-30
By DebbieC
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-05
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-07I have trouble growing daisies, so this is the nest best thing.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-11
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2005-07-07#Pollination
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Location: Cincinnati, OhDate: July 2011White Swan in the landscape
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2008-07-01some white flowers with the regular purple
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Comments:
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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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 10, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
None germinated
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
w/s
lovesblooms On March 14, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 5, 2016 Seeds sown
indoors
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
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Need advice on deadheading Echinacea by Polymerous Aug 19, 2013 6:49 PM 42

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