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Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Sweet Coneflower

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Coneflower)

This plant is a native superstar! In late summer, it puts on a dazzling display of typical golden yellow flowers with dark brown dome-shaped centers. The foliage of this long-lived resilient plant is medium green and forms a tidy basal clump.

Additional Information:


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
2-3 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Gold


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum), Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU+

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High
Average

Special Uses

Fragrant
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Small Animals
Butterfly Host
Food/Birds
Butterfly Nectar