24-28" tall x 15-18" wide (seed propagated). This is a delightful new native hybrid wildflower that brings a distinctively cheerful personality to your garden. Blooming in summer, the flower's thin, deep-pink petals curve forward from the center cone like an old-fashioned sunbonnet. A tap-rooted species, this hybrid is a floriferous, rugged performer in soils that are alkaline, well drained (no clay) and of lean-to-moderate fertility. 'Rocky Top' is a good choice for drier growing conditions and rocky, poor soil sites.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Rocky Top Coneflower
Echinacea tennessensis Rocky Top
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
Tips For Growing Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
This genus is invaluable for the mid- to late-summer garden, bringing color into our plantings when many spring bloomers have gone green for the season. They are native to the eastern half of the U.S. and are most commonly found growing in prairie habitats.
Echinacea thrive in our gardens when provided with well drained soils, plenty of sunshine and moderate to dry moisture conditions depending on the species and cultivars. Healthy individual coneflowers will grow in the garden for 3 to 5 years. Species and cultivars raised from seed will often reseed themselves to continue their presence in our gardens.
'Rocky Top Hybrid' echinacea, while xeric, appreciates extra moisture provided by some easily accomplished water harvesting techniques. Plant it in a wide, shallow depression and mulch amply or place right up against the north side of a low, wide rock, tilted to shed water on the Echinacea's side.
Fall Care: You can leave the dried seed heads for winter, as they provide food for birds. Echinacea easily reseeds itself. You can cut back seed heads in the fall, where you don't wish the plant to reseed. Spring Care: Cut back the dry stalks to the crowns of the plant in early spring. Pull any unwanted seedlings in spring. They are easy to pull when young.
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