Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment:
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

18 to
30
inches

Spread:

24 to
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 24 to
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 24 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Perennial borders, native gardens, cut flower gardens, wildflower meadows and prairies.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun or light shade in average to moist soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Yellow petals surround a brown-purple central seed head. Plants bloom from July-September and are good cut flowers. Plants form large clumps after several years, especially in rich loose soil, but are not invasive.

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