Coneflower 'White swan' - 100 seeds (Echinacea purpurea)

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Echinacea purpurea, commonly known as  coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant.  The traditional use of the Echinacea herb plant was considered helpful for the common cold, toothache, burns and external sores, sore throat, psoriasis, rheumatism, stomach cramps and to counter the effects of poison ivy and snakebite. It has more recently claimed to be a blood purifier, an anti-infection agent (viral and bacterial), an immune system strengthener, and snakebite antidote.

White Swan is a compact perennial of upright growth, with solitary, white flower-heads with dull yellow central disks. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Echinacea purpurea, commonly called purple coneflower, is a coarse, rough-hairy, herbaceous perennial. White Swan has large, daisy-like flowers with slightly drooping, white petals  and large, coppery-orange central cones. Long summer bloom period. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and coarsely-toothed. It is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions, except drought. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads. It’s shorter than many other echinacea varieties, making it perfect for growing in containers or the middle of the herbaceous border.

SOWING:

Sow: Feb-May or Aug-Nov

Season: Perennial

Height:   24 - 30 inches

Bloom Season: July- September

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type:  Loam, clay, chalk, or rocky material

Germination Time: 10 - 30 days

Temperature: 70F

Seeds Watering: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant watering: watering once per week

Depth: press into the soil  12 to 15 inches deep

Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches

Ideal for: Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Prairie PlantingSowing 


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Data sheet

Color
White
Height
Up to 90cm (35in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Cottage garden
Pots & containers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Unscented
Sowing month
April
February
July
June
March
May

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