Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Echinacea 'Primadonna White'
Common name   Coneflower
Hardiness Zone   3 - 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color  White
Bloom Time   June - September
Height   2 to 3 feet

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (about every 4 years). Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom.

Noteworthy Characteristics:
Large, daisy-like flowers with large overlapping petals and large central cones. Long summer bloom period. Best flower display is late June to late July, with sporadic continued bloom into September. Flowers grow on rigid stems to 3' tall. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and coarsely-toothed. Good fresh cut or dried flower. Dead flower stems remain erect well into the winter and are often visited by goldfinches who perch on or just below the blackened cones to feed on the seeds.
Purple coneflower is subject to leaf spot. Japanese beetles may be a problem in areas that have this insect.
Excellent, long-blooming flower for massing in the border, meadow, naturalized area, wildflower garden or part shade area of woodland garden. Often massed with other purple coneflowers and black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckias).