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Rudbeckia maxima

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: average, poor, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5'-7'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: yellow, orange

Leaf Color: green, blue-green, gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, deer resistant, drought tolerant, naturalizing

Rudbeckia maxima (great coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia maxima (great coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia maxima (great coneflower)
  • Rudbeckia maxima (great coneflower)

Pricing & Availability


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Rudbeckia maxima

Also known as:

great coneflower


Scientific Synonyms:

giant coneflower, giant brown eyed Susan

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:


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 maxima great coneflower