Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida


Orange Coneflower Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3 feet
Bloom Color: Orange/Yellow
Bloom Season: July – September

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Orange Coneflower is tolerant of many soil types, sun exposures and moisture conditions. It is easy to grow. Prefers well-draining soil with a bit of regular moisture. Deer and clay tolerant.

Native Range: Native to southeastern states in the contiguous U.S. Not native to Minnesota but hardy in zones 3 or 4-8. May require covering over winter in cold, northern climates.

Pollinators: Bees and butterflies, including skippers. It is the host plant for some species of checkerspot and emerald butterflies. Songbirds eat the seeds.

Flowers: Flowers resemble Black-Eyed Susans. Petals are orange or yellow and uniform in width, surrounding a center of dark brown disk flowers.

Leaves: The leaves are lanceolate with some serrations, prominent veins and can appear puckered.

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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