Rudbeckia nitida Autumn Sun

Shiny Coneflower

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4-5' (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Rudbeckia Autumn Sun is a big boy at 4-5' tall. Coneflower shaped blossoms sport a buttercup yellow skirt of petals, which wrap around a crested green cone. A great late-season performer that never needs staking.

Features to Note:

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Winter Interest
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant

Rudbeckia General Information:

Rudbeckia nitida are excellent back-of-the-border plants. Attractive to butterflies and great cut flowers. Pairs well with ornamental grasses and tall varieties of New England asters.

Rudbeckia Plant Care:

Prefer moist, fertile well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, Rudbeckia bloom better with ample moisture. Pinching can produce more compact plants in taller varieties. Allow seeds to fall to assure permanence in the garden. Spent flower heads can be cut back to prevent too many volunteers. Can be divided every 4 years in spring. Spent foliage can be cut back to 6" for a flush of new growth.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: RUAS