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Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’

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A Terra Nova introduction, Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’ was the highest rated white flowering

cultivar during our first coneflower trial and it remains impressive more than a decade later. The large,

pleasantly fragrant, 4.5″ flowers present their porcelain-white petals to great effect from early July into August. Other white cultivars such as Echinacea purpurea ‘Baby Swan White’ and Echinacea purpurea ‘Happy Star’ have slightly reflexed petals, but ‘Fragrant Angel’ has horizontal petals that contribute to its more substantial appearance. In addition to these notable horticultural qualities, ‘Fragrant Angel’ is also popular with bees, wasps, and butterflies. In fact, this cultivar averaged the most pollinator visits, including the most butterfly visits of any coneflower in our trial between 2018 and 2019.


  • Rating
    4.4 (Top Performer) 
  • Common Name
    Fragrant Angel purple coneflower  
  • Bloom Period
    late June-late July 
  • Peak Bloom
    mid July 
  • Flower Size
  • Size
    38” x 34” 
  • Flower Typer
  • Pollinator Watch
    Pollinator Favorite