Tennessee Coneflower has pink to purplish flowers that track the sun like sunflowers and is one of the nation’s rarest wildflowers, currently only found in three counties in Tennessee. It reaches about 2’ in height and blooms from mid-spring until mid-autumn. Unlike other coneflowers which have backward-drooping petals, the petals of this species are upturned, giving the flower a cup-like appearance. Tennessee Coneflower has distinctively hairy, dark green leaves that crowd around the lower stems.
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun / Part Shade|
|Soil Moisture||Dry-Mesic / Dry|
|Bloom Time||July – Sept|
Tennessee Coneflower is a great choice for hot dry sites that are difficult for other species. It does best in full sun in well drained soils and prefers moist soils. Once established will tolerate dry soils and is very drought tolerant. Tennessee Coneflower looks terrific when planted with native grasses.