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Tennessee coneflower is very tough perennial, tolerating drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils.

Tennessee coneflower is very tough perennial, tolerating drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top'

Tennessee coneflower

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top' is a hybrid of the endangered species. This plant is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil, in full sun to part shade. It does best in full sun and the flowers tend to follow the sun like a sunflower. 'Rocky Top' is adaptable, tolerant of dought, heat, humidity, and poor soil. 

This prolific bloomer has pink ray flowers that are held upright instead of drooping, and bloom June to September. Songbirds love the seeds and butterflies love the flowers. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Pink

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Well-Drained
  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ECTE3