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Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinacea (ek-in-AY-shee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Fragrant Angel
Additional cultivar information: (PP16054)
Hybridized by Korlipara; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

Synonym:Echinacea purpurea
Synonym:Echinacea purpurea var. alba

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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marywalters On Feb 28, 2012, marywalters from Holland, MI wrote:

This is a white coneflower on steroids. Seriously, it has thick substance (much better than White Swan, Alba) thick stems (great for cutting), good garden performance. Doesn't wimp out after a heavy rain and OMG the fragrance! Hard to believe a coneflower could be THAT fragrant.

Neutral weedsfree On Aug 19, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Echinacea can occasionally be infested by japanese beetles, root borers, aphids, cutworms, eriophyid mites, or tent caterpillars.
Occasionally, plants will get a fungal leaf spot that is ugly but will not kill the plant. Remove the affected leaves and throw them away (do not compost them). Some echinacea cultivars are susceptible to powdery mildew, a white fungus present on the leaves that detracts from the overall appearance of the plant but is not fatal. Similarly, the plant may be infected with the fungus botrytis, which is also not fatal. Fungus diseases can usually be managed by growing the plants where they receive good aeration.
Wilt, blight, and root rot from fusarium or sclerotinia may also occur if the soils are kept too wet and the bacteria pseudomonas may cause brown leaf spots. Plants with any of these three diseases need to be removed and discarded as they can spread to other plants and are ultimately fatal. Watch out for phytoplasma virus, which is spread by insects.

Positive bigcityal On Oct 28, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I really like the big flat white flowers on this one. It is a bit taller and did need staking.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berthoud, Colorado
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Monroe, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Waukegan, Illinois
Lebanon, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Holland, Michigan
Coram, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Aiken, South Carolina
Florence, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Pickens, South Carolina
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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