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Echinacea purpurea (coneflower)

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Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White

coneflower

First year flowering selection
Pure white flowers with yellow centers
Very floriferous
Drought tolerant and easy to grow
Introduced by Ball Seed/Kieft Seed

Lend a classic look to your garden with Pow Wow® White’s graceful, downward arching and bright white ray petals surrounded by bright yellow cones. This spectacular variety is extremely well-branched for profuse blooms and summer to frost flower power! Amazing in a sunny perennial border or wildlife garden. Easy to grow and very adaptable to heat, humidity, drought and poor soils.

SIZE
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Height

20-24 Inches

Spread

12-16 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

coneflower Interesting Notes

Ranging from Texas to New York, Echinacea purpurea can be found in moist prairies, meadows and open woods. As popular as they are in the landscape, coneflower is uncommon in the wild. They prefer full sun in fertile well-drained soil but one of the best features of Echinacea is the way it is able to tolerate drought, clay, high heat and humidity, part sun, and poor soils.


The flowers of coneflower provide multiple seasons of interest from summer while it blooms to fall and winter where the great seedheads are upright and structural. Butterflies and bees love the nectar of the flowers and goldfinches can’t help but flock to the seeds during the fall. Echinacea is an essential component in our mid-height meadow – an example of how spaces can be designed for the height and transparency for urban needs.

Echinacea purpurea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Echinacea take a wide array of conditions from average dry soil to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plant flowers best in full sun. Low-maintenance and tolerates drought, humidity, heat, poor soil. Resistant to pest and disease but sometimes suspectible to aster yellows disease. To encourage longer bloom time, flower heads can be deadheaded but not necessary. Seedheads are a delightful source of food for birds. To propogate, divide clump in the spring every 4 years. Root cuttings are also successful. Propogation by seed does not usually come true to type. 

Good Substitutions

purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'
coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Green Infrastructure
Meadow/Prairie
Green Roof
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Attributes
Edible
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar