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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' | Sarah Raven

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

One of the best perennials for picking, with a long productive season and plenty of cream flowers right into the autumn.
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50 seeds

1 x 9cm pot (510893-1)

3 x 9cm pots (510893-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (510893-2L)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
purpurea
Common name
Coneflower
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
50 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow in spring or autumn under cover. Needs light to germinate so cover very lightly. Germination may require periods of cool and the warmth so don't give up. Can also be sown direct in late spring.

Description

One of the best perennials for picking, with a long productive season and plenty of cream flowers right into the autumn.

Care Tips

Echinacea do not like to be crowded, give them space to establish in your garden and avoid spots that are wet in winter. Mulch around the plants in autumn but not over the crowns. Once planted, they are best left alone; they do not transplant well.