Rudbeckia grandiflora Sundance

Rough Coneflower

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4' (Plant 24-30" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Billowy petals drape downward from a pronounced center cone on branching stems. Tall and serenely beautiful as the sunny blossoms sway in the summer breeze. Centers mature to dark brown. Road salt tolerant.

In meadows, along the roadside or in your garden bed, Rudbeckia are one of the most versatile and recognized perennials. Wildlife friendly. Picture-perfect punctuated with butterflies and the goldfinches will love the seed.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Web Exclusive
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Rudbeckia General Information:

Rudbeckia hirta are wonderful, free flowering daisies in colors from yellow through bronze and mahogany. You can have them for years, but the original plants will only last a few seasons. But wait! The plants self-seed readily, and if you learn to recognize the slightly hairy seedlings and allow a few to develop where you want them, you can have as many as you want for many years.

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: RUSD