Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
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Cool, precision-made white daisies, with golden glimmering central cones that pick up the colour of ephemeral silver and gold miscanthus awns to perfection in sharp autumn light
- Position: full sun
- Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Bold, white, daisy-like flowers with drooping petals that reveal burnished, orange-brown centres appear of stiff stems from June to September. This white coneflower is shorter than many other varieties, making it a valuable addition to the middle of a border. It is a tough plant, and, like other coneflowers, is long-flowering and will cope well with adverse weather conditions, except drought. Try it dotted through the middle of a sunny, mixed border or in bold drifts among grasses where it will extend the season of interest. It is attractive to bees and butterflies, and birds will flock to the seedheads.
- Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.
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I have purchased numerous items from Crocus over many years. The quality never fails. You get what it says on the label from Crocus. Better than any nursery I have used. The quality of the packaging and delivery superb. The best thing with Crocus plants is that you can see them in gardens at RHS Chelsea and when ordered you can get the same effect in your own garden. Wonderful!
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I planted my plants among a mixed border with grasses and thistles and arum lollies it looks and blends in really well and looks lovely
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Q:How many Echinaceas in a pot?
Hi, I want to buy Echinacea 'Kim's Knee High' and 'Kim's White Mop' - is there only one plant in a 2 ltr pot, and do you sell the corms separately? Thank youAsked on 29/12/2009 by Gordon White
A:Hello There, There will just be one plant per 2 or 3lt pot, but unfortunately these are not grown from corms. You can divide over-large clumps in autumn, but they tend to resent disturbance so it is best kept to a minimum. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 30/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Can I plant Echnicea in the autumn?
Dear Crocus, I have been looking for a plant called Echnicea purpurea 'Magnus', and I see that you have some on your website. Is now a good time of year to buy a plant, or is it better to wait until spring? If so I will order one now. Perhaps you could let me know. Many thanks. Yours, KateAsked on 2/10/2009 by P and K Kaye, York
A:Hello Kate, Autumn is a great time to plant these, unless you have very heavy or wet soil that does not dry out in winter - in which case you should wait until spring. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 5/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Thanks Helen, I will order one on line. Yours, KateAnswered on 5/10/2009 by P and K Kaye, York
Q:Whats wrong with my Echinacea?
Hello My newly planted Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' is alive, but is only about 6 inches tall and the leaves have curled up. What do you advise? Water? Food? Thank you RogerAsked on 24/6/2009 by Roger Parker
A:Hello Roger, I'm sorry to hear that you are having a few problems with your plants. Echinaceas like reliable moisture in summer, so I suspect yours may be a little too dry. If the soil was well prepared before planting, with lots of organic matter dug in, and the pH is relatively normal, all you need to do is make sure they are watered and fed with a general purpose fertiliser. I hope this helps, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 26/6/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Which plants are Deer proof?
I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.Asked on 3/2/2006 by david
A:Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.Answered on 6/2/2006 by Crocus
Q:What can I plant that the deers won't eat?
What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.Asked on 18/3/2005 by Kelly L. Sliker
A:Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.Answered on 21/3/2005 by Crocus
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