Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3-6 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: August – October
Suggested Uses: Sweet Coneflower has beautiful dark green foliage and showy flowers that are an excellent addition to gardens. They can get tall and make a nice screen or hedge. This wildflower has straight, sturdy stems that make it a nice addition to flower arrangements! Grows well in clay and sandy soils.
Native Range: Native to the Lower Midwest/Lower Mississippi River Valley. Minnesota is at the northern-most edge of Sweet Coneflower’s range. According to Minnesota Wildflowers, it has only been recorded once in Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and other beneficial insects. They provide food and shelter for birds.
Flowers: The daisy-like flowers are 2-3″ wide and are formed by yellow ray flowers surrounding a cone of brown ray flowers.
Leaves: The hairy, ovate leaves are 2-7″ long and have 3 prominent veins.
Name: The Rudbeckia genus is named for Olaf Rudbeck – botanist at the University in Upsala, Sweden.
Other Names: Sweet Coneflower
More information: USDA plant profile