White Swan Coneflower

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The White Swan Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan') is an easy-to-grow perennial flower that produces strikingly large, fragrant, and bright white daisies-like flowers. The flowers rise on sturdy stems above neat clumps of foliage from early summer into autumn.

A native cultivar of Coneflower, White Swan has prominent coppery-green central cones that are surrounded by pure white radial petals. These flower heads turn black as the seeds mature, adding further interest and contrast. Its rich nectar and pollen resources will lure butterflies and other beneficial insects in by the dozens!

Deadheading spent blooms can extend the bloom, and fill your vases in pretty white flowers. Keep some of the last flowers to go to seed in the fall so that you will have fall and winter texture, and plenty of seed heads which songbirds such as Goldfinches love to feed on.

Planting and Application:

These mid-sized perennials are fantastic specimens and focal point plantings, both in the ground and in patio and porch containers and mixed planters! Groupings gleam and mass plantings and rows become brilliant spectacles! No matter how many of these bright white flowers you plant, you'll rest knowing they are easy to grow and very low-maintenance!

Beautiful in the Cottage garden, adding lightness to a mixed Perennial border, and a must-have for the cutting garden, these tough perennials grow easily in the Rock Garden while glowing in the Moon garden! Regardless of where you plant them, you'll get butterflies, bees and beneficial insects galore!

Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but this variety is also a potent medicine. It has been reported that Echinacea increases immune function and reduces the effects of colds and flu.

  • Large White Recurved Petals & Domed Bronzy Green Centers
  • Blooms Summer Through Fall
  • Coarsy Green Pointed Foliage
  • Well-Branched Hardy Perennials
  • Sun Beds & Borders, Containers, Xeric & Fire-Wise Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Growing throughout USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8, this herbaceous perennial needs full sun and well-drained soil. White Swan thrives in hot, dry conditions, and shrugs off cold. Provide regular moisture to new plants but once established, Echinacea are drought tolerant and low-water-usage plants. Mulch and regular fertilizer give them a boost.

If you've left your herbaceous perennials plantings to stand over the winter, just cut the stalks to an inch above ground level in early spring. Keep the flowers deadheaded to greatly increase the flowering. Coneflowers are almost maintenance-free, Echinacea is a native species that does well in most of the country with very little care, and these cultivars are just as tough. The White Swan Coneflower is a pest-resistant variety, which deer find unpalatable.

  • Heat & Cold Tolerant Full Sun Perennial
  • Tolerates Heat, Humidity & Poor Soils
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Deadhead Spent Flowers & Prune In Spring
  • Humidity & Drought Tolerant

With its graceful white petals that droop downward, the radiant White Swan Coneflower is a great choice for cut flowers, and it will be a delightful addition to your sun garden! Order soon at Nature Hills Nursery before they sell out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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White Swan Coneflower Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 22 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White With Yellow Centers
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter