The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

~ Echinacea tennesseensis, Tennessee Coneflower

Echinacea tennesseensis

Tennessee Coneflower

  • Dry to average soils – doesn’t do well in rich or wet soils
  • Full Sun
  • 24” tall, 12” to 18” wide
  • Summer Blooms
  • Thrives in dry, gravely meadow settings

As their name suggests, this Echinacea is native to Tennessee, where they are historically found in a very limited range near where Nashville is now.

They are very tolerant of dry, well drained soils and don’t compete well with more vigorous species, making them a good fit for areas where the lack of moisture and nutrients slows down more rambunctious neighbours.

Would grow well alongside Orange Butterfly Weed, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Heath Aster and other heat and drought adapted species.

-Seeds were collected from plants in my garden, which are not isolated from other Echinacea species so there is some possibility of natural hybridization -likely not an issue if you are just adding these to your garden, but an issue if you are planting this, previously listed as endangered, species for preservation purposes.

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality