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Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)

Black-Eyed Susan, Showy Black-Eyed Susan, Orange Coneflower, Newman's Coneflower, Deam's Coneflower (Rudbeckia Fulgida)


Providing fantastic warm colors in the late summer garden, Rudbeckia fulgida are herbaceous perennial boasting golden yellow flowers with prominent, brown or black central cones. Blooming profusely from mid summer through early fall, they are borne atop sturdy stems and literally cover the foliage of lance-shaped, deep green leaves. Their joyous color range is fairly limited - from yellow to orange-yellow - but they differ in height and habit. Extremely easy to grow, they look stunning next to the cool blue colors of Geranium, purplish Asters or the soft tan ornamental grasses.

  • Clump-forming, Rudbeckia fulgida is a free-blooming coneflower which grows up to 2-4 ft. in height (60-120 cm) and often tends to form colonies in the wild.. They make excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.
  • they thrive in full sun or partial shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production occurs in full sun, although this plant will tolerate some light shade.
  • Spectacular when massed in drifts, they are an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • Robust, low maintenance and highly disease resistant, they are also drought tolerant.
  • Attractive to butterflies, they are deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooms and maintain a neat appearance.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

Botanik Foto

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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