Echinacea purpurea 'WHITE DOUBLE DELIGHT'

Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea 'WHITE DOUBLE DELIGHT'
purple coneflower
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:cream a light green
BLOOMING TIME July - October
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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It often happens that some of the best new plants just happen. As simple as that. In dendrology it is called natural mutation and this time Dutch coneflower breeder Arie Blom has the only credit for finding it in 2007. Though it is fair to say that this mutation occurred on one of his previous achievements called Pink Double Delight. It was named White Double Delight and patented as PP23472 in 2013.

White Double Delight is not just another white coneflower variety. It makes stunning flowers combining snow white ray florets, cream white to pale yellow dwarf petals grading to rich green towards the centre of the elevated cones. The flowers come out in profusion from mid July until September and show incredible longevity. They were among the last blooming coneflowers in mid autumn.

Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials blooming from early or mid summer until early fall. They come out on sturdy stems that do not break in wind or heavy rain. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. Lanceolate leaves are medium green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems.

Coneflower will tolerate almost any soil type but boggy and highly acidic. It loves full sun. It is suitable for mixed borders with perennials, or can be used as a flowering feature among low shrubs and conifers, and looks lovely when planted in a mass in a container on patios and balconies. Fully hardy to min. -30°C (USDA zone 5), possibly a few degrees lower.

Last update 05-01-2017
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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