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Echinacea Purpurea ‘Alba’ 2L Pot

Echinacea purpurea ‘Alba’ is a cultivar of the Echinacea purpurea species, commonly known as Purple Coneflower. Unlike the species’ typical purple-pink flowers, ‘Alba’ is known for its pure white blossoms. It is a perennial flowering plant native to North America and is well-loved for its hardiness, attractive flowers, and medicinal properties. Here are some key features of Echinacea purpurea ‘Alba’:

Flowers: The most distinctive feature of ‘Alba’ is its large, daisy-like flowers with horizontal petals that radiate from a raised central cone. The petals are a pure, creamy white color, giving the plant a clean and elegant appearance. The flowers bloom from mid-summer to early fall, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.

Foliage: The plant has coarse, lance-shaped, and dark green leaves that form a clump at the base. The foliage provides an attractive backdrop to the white flowers and remains green throughout the growing season.

Size and Growth Habit: Echinacea purpurea ‘Alba’ typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) and has a similar spread. It has an upright and sturdy growth habit with sturdy stems that do not require staking.

Sun and Soil Requirements: This cultivar thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a variety of soil types, including loam, clay, or sandy soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established and can tolerate periods of dryness.

Hardy Zones: Echinacea purpurea ‘Alba’ can withstand cold temperatures and is suitable for a wide range of climates.

Landscape Uses: ‘Alba’ is a versatile plant that can be used in various garden settings. It works well as a border plant, in mixed perennial beds, or as part of a cottage garden. Its white flowers provide a lovely contrast when planted alongside other colorful flowering plants. It is also a popular choice for butterfly gardens and attracts beneficial pollinators.

Medicinal and Herbal Uses: Like other Echinacea purpurea varieties, ‘Alba’ has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. The roots, leaves, and flowers of Echinacea plants are believed to have immune-boosting and healing properties. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist before using any plant for medicinal purposes.

Echinacea purpurea ‘Alba’ is a stunning cultivar of the Purple Coneflower, known for its pure white flowers that brighten up the garden. Whether for its ornamental value or potential medicinal uses, it is a beautiful and beneficial addition to gardens and landscapes.

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Height
20/40cm

Growth rate
30cm per year

Planting Distance
40cm

 

Height
20/40cm

 

Growth Rate
30cm per year

 

Planting Distance
40cm

 

4.75

128 in stock

128 in stock