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Rudbeckia fulgida

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: low, medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, alkaline, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: July, August, September, October

Bloom Color: yellow, orange

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, dried flowers, fall interest, naturalizing

Flower of Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)
  • Flower of Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)
  • Flower of Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)
  • Flower of Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)
  • Flower of Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)

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Description

Rudbeckia fulgida

Also known as:

orange coneflower

,

orange black-eyed Susan

,

orange rudbeckia

,

perennial black-eyed Susan

,

coneflower

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

The flowers of Rudbeckia fulgida have a prominent, central, brown cone surrounded by daisy-like, yellow to orange rays. The lance-shaped leaves of this species are lightly toothed. They feel "crisp" and can be easily cracked. Leaves and stems are hairy.

Cultivation

Orange coneflowers are found in meadows, pastures, and open woods. They are not particular about soil, but prefer a sunny location with medium moisture. It is difficult to imagine a cottage garden without this classic flower. It has a long bloom period that can be extended by dead-heading spent flowers; July to October. Zones 5-8

Propagation

Self seeds readily. Collected seeds may require cold stratification. Propagate by division in spring.

Additional Notes

Rudbeckia fulgida is rarely sold commercially, however several of its cultivars and hybrids are. Great for cut and dry flower arrangements. If left to dry out in the garden, orange coneflower seeds will attract a variety of birds and in particular yellow finches.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IN, NJ
  • Rare: IN

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Rudbeckia coneflower
Species Rudbeckia fulgida orange coneflower