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The Tennessee Coneflower: Endangered Species Success Story

By SongofJoy
August 17, 2015

Once thought to be extinct, the Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) had a place on the Endangered Species List for decades. Happily, it has now been removed from the list.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 5, 2014 4:52 AM CST
That was quite a find for that professor. It's a beautiful flower and I am glad it was able to be removed from the endangered list Hurray! Hurray!
Vickie
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 5, 2014 6:48 AM CST
Me too, Vickie. I enjoy them here in my yard so much. They are the only coneflower I grow now. I love a success story and especially an endangered specie success story! Smiling
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 6, 2014 11:16 AM CST
I have one I got from Bluestone and I love it.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 6, 2014 12:57 PM CST
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Name: Sondra
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SALL20
Aug 16, 2015 7:26 PM CST
I had really good luck with this plant in Austin, so I'm trying it here in my Houston garden now. I planted 3 plants in April. I have only had one bloom so far, but I think next year will be good.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 17, 2015 7:40 AM CST
I have seeds for this one, but am wondering about the hardiness of it in zone 3 ?
Does anyone grow it in more northerly climates?

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It says hardiness to minus 40ยบ yea!
[Last edited by CarolineScott - Aug 17, 2015 7:44 AM (+)]
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Name: Gail
East TN (Zone 6b)
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Aug 22, 2015 5:18 AM CST
I wasn't aware of this and I live in East TN. I've grown the purple coneflowers for several years. This summer I found red, orange and yellow coneflowers that I've added to my garden. Group hug

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