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Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
2-3'
2-2.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial Black-eyed Susan

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
June-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, not picky
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist woods, savannas, swamps, meadows, pastures
Eastern US from New York to Florida, Illinois to Mississippi
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Air pollution, Drought, Black walnut, Heat
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Air pollution, Drought, Black walnut, Heat
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue star amsonia,Summer phlox,Switchgrass,Anise hyssop,Blue mist flower,Joe pye weed,Northern seaoats
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Unlike the annual growing habit of the Blackeyed Susan, this plant is a perennial

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