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Tennessee Purple Coneflower Seed Packet

SKU: AM012972
per Packet
No longer available this season.
Tennessee Purple Coneflower is a unique variety of echinacea that has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. Each bloom faces east, making an even more interesting statement in the garden. Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow, thrives in sunny spots, and is a pollinator magnet. All of the seed we offer at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
key features
Botanical Name
Echinacea tennesseensis
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
18-30" tall
Seed Coverage
covers 10 square feet
Bloom Time


Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis, has beautiful daisy-shaped flowers that grow facing eastwards. Their shape makes them a unique and striking Coneflower, in addition to being a butterfly and bee magnet. They are also particularly deep rooted, which makes them drought tolerant and easy to grow in hot, dry conditions.

Native to the 14-mile wide limestone cedar glade near Nashville, Tennessee Purple Coneflower was listed as critically endangered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service in 1979, only the second plant ever added. Happily, 32 years of public and private conservation efforts led to Tennesee Purple Coneflower being removed from the list in 2011. Now you can grow this beautiful native wildflower in your own garden or meadow, and ensure that Tennessee Purple Coneflowers continue to thrive!

Tennessee Purple Coneflower was featured in a Mt Cuba Center Trial Garden Research Report. These reports evaluate native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value, highlighting the ecosystem services they provide.