|Echinacea tennesseensis subsp. var.||Tennessee Purple Coneflower|
Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee coneflower) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, endemic to the cedar glades of the central portion of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is also known as the Tennessee purple coneflower. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 75 cm tall. The leaves are hairy, lanceolate, and arranged in a basal whorl with only a few small leaves on the flower stems. The flowers are produced in a capitulum (flowerhead) up to 8 cm broad, with a ring of purple ray florets surrounding the brown disc florets.
Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification. Germination occurs at 20D/10N C alternating temperature cycle. Germination was greater in light than dark.
Pests and diseases
Japanese Beetles, Thrips
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963