Rudbeckia fulgida subsp.

Scientific name: Rudbeckia fulgida subsp.


Common names: “Black-eyed Susan” “glowing coneflower”

Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial


Zone: 4-9

Light: Full sun best – light shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average, enjoys clay and organic matter, prefers moisture retentive soils

Moisture: Average moisture, doesn’t handle drought


Plant Size: H 3′ W 18″ , slow to spread

Leaf and Stem shape: Branching stems with hairy leaves

Flower: Deep-brown centres and warm-golden ray florets in mid to late summer and early autumn

Maintenance: Low, no staking, just deadhead when finished, divide in Spring is best but can be done in Fall

Landscape use: Wild flower, cut flowers, prairie planting

Propagate: By seed and division

Pests & Disease: Pest resistant

*Deer resistant

Comments: Excellent easy care prairie plant with a long season in flower

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: R. f. var. deamii R. f. var.sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’

other: R. hirta – Biennial or short lived perennial, often grown as an annual


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