|Echinacea White Swan Coneflower and Butterfly|
The Echinacea White Swan Coneflower is reportedly not as "hardy" as its purple counterpart, the Magnus. They both prefer full sunlight conditions and can tolerate the weather as cold as 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit. They will grow to achieve a height of some two to three feet with a good spread of eighteen inches.
Planting Instructions:This pretty flowering plant can tolerate hot and dry conditions. It can be planted in ordinary well-drained soil.
- Dig a hole that is two times the width of the pot.
- The depth of the hole should fully accommodate the root ball so that it is level with the ground.
- Add planting mix along with your soil and tamp down.
- Adequately water your planted area and add more soil if needed.
- Cover the area with mulch.
- I have been a long-time fan of Wikipedia! Check out their informational wiki pages specifically on Echinacea and Echinacea purpurea.
- I am impressed with the North Creek Nurseries profile on the Echinacea purpurea White Swan.
- Another good resource is Monrovia who describes this plant as "Daisy-like flowers have a coppery cone center surrounded by drooping snow white petals." And, more importantly, a "magnet for butterflies."
You'll want to check out the impressive Echinacea White Swan Coneflowers in front of Building 99 at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus. Do a Google Image Search too!
You've just checked out the "micro view" of this flower; now for the "macro view!"
|Flower Garden of Daisy Bushes and Echinacea White Swan Coneflowers|
Look closely and you will see the neighborhood orange male tabby cat - he rather looks like a garden element! At the back patio door you might notice Boots the cat who returned home recently after a three year absense.
P.S. Amazon is a great resource for Everything Echinacea!