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
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
Pricing & Availability
Rudbeckia laciniataAlso known as:
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.
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
Easily propagated by division or from seed.
A species with a stunning presence. It can provide several months of cut flowers.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
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
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