Rudbeckia fulgida

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Rudbeckia fulgida
Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange Coneflower
Binomial:Rudbeckia fulgida
Type:Herbaceuous perennial
Light requirements:Full sun
Water requirements:Drought tolerant (but may wilt in heat)
Pest issues:Minor, but deer browsing can be a problem
Disease issues:Leaf spot is common
Bloom season:Early summer through autumn
Weediness:Can be very weedy

Rudbeckia fulgida, commonly known as Black-eyed Susan or Orange coneflower, is a perennial plant native to eastern North America.

In the garden, this plant spreads aggressively by both rhizomes and seed.

The ripe seed is a favorite food of finches in winter.

Description[edit | edit source]

Stems are hairy, ridged, and dark green. Leaves are dark green, sparsely but rouchly haired, simple, with sparsely serrate margins.

Flowers are heads, with black disk florets and bright orange ray florets, borne singly on stems that extend above the foliage.

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Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Controlling the spread is the most common issue. Dividing out from the edges can control the vegetative spread. Deadheading can control the seeding, but if growing to attract winter birds, the seeds need to be left on the plant.

Propagation[edit | edit source]

Easily propagated by division.

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