Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Echinacea||From the Greek word echinos (Εχίνος),
”hedgehog,” because the central disk flower has the spiny look of a hedgehog|
|Species||purpurea||“Purple,” although this cultivar is white|
About plant names...
This coneflower cultivar is not found in the wild. All coneflowers are popular with butterflies.
Identification: These white coneflowers look a lot like
daisies. They reach heights of 3' (1 m), and are bred for their scent, which is lacking from most
coneflowers. Flowers are white, with dome-shaped yellow centers, 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm) in diameter.
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ at White Flower Farm
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ in Paghat's Garden
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ on Perennials.com
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 15 × 20" (37 × 49 cm)
Range: Zones 3-9:
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