Rudbeckia Maxima

Dumbo's Ears

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 5-7' (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Great Rudbeckia Dumbo's Ears. Incredible wildflower. Tall and bold. Huge basal leaves of powder blue with giant stalks rise straight up bearing deep golden coneflowers. The central cones of Rudbeckia Maxima are 4-6" tall making it a real conversation piece!

Features to Note:

  • Winter Interest
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Birds
  • Yellow Flowering Perennials
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Rudbeckia General Information:

Rudbeckia Maxima are also commonly called cabbage leaf coneflower in reference to the basal foliage. Excellent addition to naturalized areas, wildflower meadows, prairies, cottage gardens, and borders. Let flower stocks remain after bloom to attract goldfinches-they love the seed.

Rudbeckia Plant Care:

Minimal seeding. Prefer moist, fertile well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, Rudbeckia bloom better with ample moisture. Pinching can produce more compact plants in taller varieties. 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: Fall 2016
Plant Code: RUMA