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.