One of my favorite blooms in the garden. Not a true white, but a slightly buttery yellow-white, and the blooms stay for a long time, without browning. I planted them in full sun in rather poor rocky soil, with clay underneath and for some reason, they don't seem to mind. I wouldn't say they are covered in pollinators, but there are a few visitors. Slightly sweet smelling. I love how the petals point downwards. Not invasive at all, in fact, I wish it was a little more vigorous so I could put in more area's of the garden. My ONLY problem, and it's a big one, is a fat groundhog who loves to eat it, and all my coneflowers, right to the dirt level. I've sprayed it with bitter, but it needs reapplying as it grows. I may plant a hardy geranium around it, hoping it's spicy leaves will deter it further. I'm in a humid zone 5.
PowWow White Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Compact, durable plants.Heat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:16 - 20 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
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Amy, New Brunswick, Canada, 6 weeks ago