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Rudbeckia laciniata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

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

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

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

Height: 3'-10'

Bloom Time: July, August, September, October

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green, gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant

Rudbeckia laciniata  (cutleaf coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia laciniata  (cutleaf coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia laciniata  (cutleaf coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia laciniata  (cutleaf coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia laciniata  (cutleaf coneflower)

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Description

Rudbeckia laciniata

Also known as:

cutleaf coneflower

,

green-headed coneflower

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Rudbeckia laciniata is a tall coneflower species with specimens able to grow upward of 10' tall. It is easily recognizable by its deeply cut gray-green leaves. The tall stems are divided and topped with 3" to 4" yellow flowers with greenish centers that turn brown as they mature.

Cultivation

Cutleaf coneflower is found growing in moist, rich soil, in open woods or margins, and along water features. It is easy to grow in cottage gardens or borders where it will have plenty of room. It is not drought tolerant and will require watering to get it through dry spells, if planted in exposed areas. It might require support, particularly if grown in shaded areas. It can spread aggressively via underground stems. Plants have long, summer bloom periods that can be further extended by deadheading; July through October. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Easily propagated by division or from seed.

Additional Notes

A species with a stunning presence. It can provide several months of cut flowers.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: RI

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 laciniata cutleaf coneflower