White coneflower Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 White coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan') eh-kih-NAY-shah per-per-EE-ah Genus: Echinacea This cultivar of a native meadow coneflower has white, daisy-like flowers from early summer into early autumn. Its prominent, coppery-green, central cones are surrounded by large white ray petals that reach 4.5 inches long. Noteworthy Characteristics: Medicinal. Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter if cones are left on plant. Care: Grow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering. Propagation: Sow seed at 55°F in spring. Divide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter. Problems: Leaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Song Birds, Native, Self Seeds, Showy Flowers, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Salmon, White Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Perennials Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan'View the discussion thread.