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'Kim's Knee High' features ray florets that border on pink.

Our plants bloomed from early July through August.

More compact plants reduce the need for staking.

'Kim's Knee High' in early July.

'White Swan' close up. Flowers are about 4.5 inches across.

'White Swan' and 'Kim's Knee High' Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' and 'Kim's Knee High'


These two compact cultivars are quite prolific and have performed very nicely in our trials. Both have very sturdy stems, fairly well reflexed ray florets and disc flowers that start green and progress to a deep orange/yellow.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: Beds, borders, cut flowers.

stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late summer
Height: Minimum: 24 inches      Maximum: 36 inches

Width: Minimum: 24 inches     Maximum: 36 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: 'Kim's Knee High' is slightly more pink than other purpurea cultivars such as 'Magnus' and 'Rubenstern.' Plant with Liatris in a contrasting color for an interesting mix of shapes. Because they are not as tall as other cultivars, they should not need staking and could be planted closer to the front of flower beds. E. purpurea is the species most often used for medicinal purposes and reportedly stimulates the immune system.

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