Rudbeckia sp., Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower

Rudbeckia sp.

Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America
USDA Zone: 3-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers are produced in daisy-like inflorescences, with yellow or orange florets arranged in a prominent, cone-shaped head. Most Rudbeckia come in shades of yellow or orange, with a dark center seed head, but there are also russet, bronze and mahogany tones.

Keep plants well watered the first season, to get them established. Once established, the will be quite drought resistant.

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