Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Echinacea tennesseensis

 


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Drought Tolerant
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Echinacea tennesseensis (Asteraceae)
(ek-in-AY-see-a tenn-ess-ee-EN-sis)
Tennessee Coneflower

A rare and endangered species coneflower found only in central TN. Strappy green foliage is topped with abundant bright rose-purple flowers with spiky centers. Petals are narrow and turn upwards, following the sun across the sky from June-August. Culture is similar to other Echinaceas: full sun and average well-drained soil. More delicate than beefier coneflowers, so give it some space to spread without competition. Our crop is seed-grown.

Bloom color: rose-purple
Bloom period: early-summer
Height: 2'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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