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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 4 weeks
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Not suitable for containers
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2013 Plant Select Winner

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Common names
  • Tennessee Coneflower
  • Coneflower

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Date: May 2017
Location: My garden in Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-15
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2015-06-26
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-04
With a bee friend
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-07-03
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2013-08-15
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-24
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-16
TN Coneflowers (L) with Mirabilis jalapa
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-28

Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-08-06
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-04
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 7/31/2011
Seed pod

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Photo by molanic
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-12

Date: 2002-06-21
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-07-31
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: 2013-09-03

Date: 2010-07-01
Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 6/8/2011
Tennessee Coneflower was removed from the Endanged List in 2011
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 7/28/2011
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19
Location: US Botanic Garden
Date: 2011
photo by US Botanic Garden
Photo by virginiarose
Photo by virginiarose
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-28
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-12
Location: Medina, TN

Date: 2002-06-18
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Tennessee
photo courtesy of Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-19
Photo by SongofJoy

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-06-17
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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 11, 2011 3:23 AM concerning plant:
    A rare coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis was removed from the Endangered Species List in 2011.
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 10, 2022 9:16 AM concerning plant:
    This species is also on the endangered species list. Tennessee coneflower is known from only five natural populations in central Tennessee. (The United States Fish and Wildlife Service must license all nursery sources seeking to sell these plants in interstate commerce.)

    The plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall. Flowers are deep pink with pinkish green centers and upturned petals, and leaves are medium to dark green and narrowly lance-shaped. Tennessee coneflower adapts well to cultivation and is easy to start from seed though it's not quite as cold-hardy as other coneflowers and is recommend only as far north as zone 4.

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