|This is a
native flower to the southeast and the state of Tennessee. It is on the
federal Endangered Species list and was thought extinct until the 1960's. Now
still listed as endangered in the wild, but it is also propagated for
This particular Pink Tennessee Coneflower is growing in my garden. I bought
the original from
Burgess Falls nursery in Cookeville. It didn't bloom the first year maybe since I didn't get it into the ground
until June or so. This year the plant coming out of the ground is 3 -
4 times larger than what it reached last year.
Pink Tennessee Coneflower will reach a height of up to 30" and the flowers
are about 3" across. The pink flowers attract butterflies, bees and other
useful insects. It's native habitat is well drained grasslands in full sun.
Check your local garden center for starter plants, or you can order some
Tennessee coneflower seeds from the links to the right.