Echinacea 'White Swan'
A spectacular echinacea with large flowers, each with a disc of bronze-green surrounded by rays of glistening white petals, which slowly reflex as this central cone enlarges. Combines naturally with ethereal flowers like catmints and Russian sage, ornamental grasses and the dense heads of achilleas and sedum. Tough and reliable, ‘White Swan’ will repeat-flower through autumn if deadheaded after the first flush has faded.
Plant in full sun in well-drained soil with supplementary water during dry periods. Remove spent flowerheads and stems regularly to keep plants tidy and promote repeat flowering. At the end of autumn, the last of the bronze coloured cones can be left over winter, especially attractive when combined with ornamental grasses. Cut back old foliage to a low mound prior to new growth appearing in spring. Divide plants every 3-4 years in autumn or collect seed from dry flowerheads.