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Rudbeckia laciniata

Description

Green-Head Coneflower is a herbaceous perennial that grows 3 to 10 feet tall. Leaves occur on a branching stem. The lower leaves may be divided in 1 or 2 pairs of broad, toothed lobes whereas the upper leaves may or may not be lobed. From late summer through fall, 2 to 4 inch yellow flowerswith a yellow-gree center mature. A rosette of leaves that originate at the base of the stem persist through the winter, creating an attractive winter ground cover.

 

Seasons of Interest:

     Leaves: Fall; Bloom: Late summer, fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall

 

Can spread aggressively by underground stems.

Cultivars:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rudbeckia
    Species:
    laciniata
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    Butterflies nectar at the blooms. Songbirds, especially American Goldfinches, eat the seed in the fall.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    It is moderately deer resistant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2 to 4 in. flower head; 6 to 10 droopy yellow petals; greenish yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lower leaves may be divided into 1 or 2 pairs of broad, toothed lobes; upper leaves may be lobed or not lobed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer