ECHINACEA purpurea 'Alba'

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ECHINACEA purpurea 'Alba'

White Coneflower
[White Swan]
Select Item No. RA186

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America: Ohio and Michigan south to Georgia, west to Oklahoma and northeast Texas.
Special Features: White flowering form of the popular Echinacea purpurea. Beautifully contrasting orange-brown central cones. Good cut-flower. Will produce 2-3 flowers the first year, 6-8 the second year and up to 15 flowers the third year.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: ovate-lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.57143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
280
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 5 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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