Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Tennessee coneflower

Plant Botanical Name: 
Echinacea tennesseensis
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Rocky top'
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Not in Bloom
Sunlight: 
Full Sun to part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Tolerates clay and shallow rocky soils. Does not benifit from added fertility.
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Low to moderate

This cultivar of the rare Tennessee coneflower is a tolerant of drought, heat, humidity and poor soil. You can divide clumps every 4 years when become tight clump. It will typically rebloom without deadheading and the seed heads are highly attractive to birds. Some feel that the removal of spent flowers improves appearance and because 'Rocky Top' may not come true from self-seeding in the garden.

National Garden Room Location: