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Rudbeckia fulgida 'var. fulgida'

Orange Coneflower / Black-eyed Susan

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This late blooming form of Black-eyed Susan offers loads of cheery, golden 2" flowers starting in late July and is a native bee and butterfly magnet. Birds love the seeds from past blooms. 'Fulgida' loves full sun and well-drained soils and is perfect for massing for spectacular late season color.

Benefits

Exceptionally showy and easy to grow
Birds love the profuse seeds from dried blooms
Perfect cut flower for decorating indoors
3 months of nectar for butterflies and bees
Late summer bloom helps extend the season
Perfect for massing in the landscape

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun average to dry soil with good drainage. Water well after planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant.


Height
24-30 Inches

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Spread
1-2 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7

Native Range

moist woods, meadows, savannas and swamps from New York west to Missouri and south to Alabama and Florida

Native Trivia

Butterflies and other insects have their skeleton on the outside of their body. This protective shell is called an exoskeleton and it conserves water in the insect body while helping to keep it safe from injury.


"I can't get enough of this plant's summer nectar and my bird friends love its profuse fall seed!"

Good Companions
White Doll's Daisy (Boltonia asteroides), Side Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Perennials
Exposure
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Fall
Late Summer
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Grassland
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Bog, water garden
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia