The petals of the Tennessee coneflower turn upward rather than drooping like all other echinacea species.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY PAVIa
E. purpurea, or purple coneflower, is excellent as an ornamental plant. It is hardy in Zones 3 to 9. It tolerates summer heat and humidity.
Coneflowers require some deadheading, but you’ll enjoy them more if you cut them and arrange them.