Growing White Swan Coneflower Echinacea Herb Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea
- Days to Maturity: 70-84, Perennial
- Hardiness Zones: 4-9
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/2”
- Seed Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Growth Habit: Upright/shrub
- Soil Preference: Moderately fertile, dry and well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
- Pests/Diseases: Aphids, leafhoppers, downy mildew
- Color: Pearl-white flowers, golden-bronze pistils
- Flavor: Bold, floral similar to pine, tingly
White Swan Echinacea Herb Growing Habits
Non-GMO (Echinacea purpurea) White Swan Echinacea plants grow as warm season flowering herbs. As perennials, this wildflower variety will develop as upright shrubs with bold pearl-white flowers on thick green stems reaching 2’ tall. Once echinacea reaches full maturity in mid-to-late summer, your plants will produce petals with floral flavor similar to pine. Harvest the medicinal properties of echinacea during its summer blooming season or just before winter. The golden-bronze pistils of White Swan Echinacea flowers will turn black before they set seed.
The Native Habitats of White Swan Echinacea Garden Herb
Although these herbs have a wide growing range of Central and Eastern regions in North America, echinacea wildflowers thrive in temperate-to-warm conditions and often dwell in prairies, open woods, meadows and glades—where White Swan Echinacea can develop in a variety of substandard soil such as rocky, sandy or dry.
The Health Benefits of White Swan Echinacea Herb & Seed
From helping cure urinary tract infections to boosting your overall immune system, there are major health and medicinal benefits when it comes to echinacea. White Swan varieties is one of the several Purple Coneflower cultivars that aid skin infections and can halt the spread of bacteria.
White Swan Echinacea Garden Herb Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 893 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 25,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 100,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 400,000 Seeds
Echinacea purpurea is native to the Ozark Mountain region and found all throughout the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Native Americans were the first to use echinacea to treat burns, wounds, toothaches, and several other internal applications. Presently, echinacea is most commonly brewed as a tea to treat cold symptoms and synthesized echinacea is widespread in the pharmaceutical industry to bolster weak immune systems. The genus Echinacea is translated from the Greek word echinos meaning “hedgehog” or “sea-urchin” in reference to the spiny cone on many flowers in the genus.