Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton

Orange Coneflower, Perennial Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan




Family: Compositae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8 (heat zones 1 to 8)

Size: 18 to 30" tall and up to 24" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Yellow flowers with brown centers through summer. Slightly hairy foliage. Rhizomatous, forming large clumps. Heat and humidity tolerant. Deadheading will prolong the blooming season. Well-drained average soil.

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Published in Hortus Kew. 3: 251 in 1789.

Native to the eastern and central US.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Laymans in August 2010 and planted it in the perennial bed. The deer attacked it in June 2011 and I dug it up, split it, and replanted it in the pool area. It bloomed throughout the summer.

Sources of Information

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