Echinacea purpurea White Swan description:
A very impressive ornamental plant with large white daisy flowers in the summer and autumn.
At the centre of the flowers there is a large bronze cone.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and it does need good drainage, otherwise it will be short-lived.
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Common name: Purple Coneflower White Swan.
White Swan Coneflower culinary uses:
Make a tea – place flowers and, or, leaves in a teapot, add boiling water, brew for 5 minutes, strain it and drink.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Not particularly, but it will fill a small space in the middle or back of a border.
What type of soil:
Prefers a well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Reasonably hardy. Can die if it gets too wet due to bad drainage.
Size of plant:
Height 1 m.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
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