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Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusEchinaceaFrom the Greek word echinos (Εχίνος), ”hedgehog,” because the central disk flower has the spiny look of a hedgehog
Speciespurpurea“Purple,” although this cultivar is white
Cultivar‘Fragrant Angel’

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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.

Online References:

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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Echinacea purpurea (coneflower)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 15 × 20" (37 × 49 cm)

Range: Zones 3-9:

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