Native Plant Database

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Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects, Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

48 to
72
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
72
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
72
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great addition to any sun garden as it blooms late and for a long period of time.Good nectar food source for butterflies.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Native in medium and moist soil areas, but will grow well in dry soil as well. Full sun. A tough and adaptable plant!
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant, Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

A dazzling display of typical golden yellow flowers with dark brown dome-shaped centers in the middle of summer makes this plant a native superstar! Plants are long-lived and resilient. Flowers in late summer, between the seasons of many other flowers. Foliage is medium green in a tidy basal clump from which the strong, multiples of flowering stems arise.

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