• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Summer through Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ek-in-AY-shee-a pur-PUR-ee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 16 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through Early Fall
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasAn essential border plant for the all white garden, and useful for toning down brightly colored mixed borders. For architectural interest, leave some spent blooms on the plants in fall; the dried seed heads will provide food for finches and other seed foraging bird species.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Speedwell (Veronica); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Requires well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering season. Prune back old foliage and apply fertilizer in early spring before new growth emerges.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Breeders have in recent years been actively involved in the development of top-quality seed-raised Echinacea hybrids. The internationally awarded 'PowWow' Echinacea series was the first product of this breeding program from the hand of breeder Jian-Ping Ren Ph.D.

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