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
Cultivar ‘Fragrant Angel’
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. Online References:
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’
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, Maine
≈ 15 × 20" (37 × 49 cm)
Range: Zones 3-9:
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