Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton
Orange coneflower, Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial black-eyed Susan
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: RUFU2
This is a perennial coneflower with yellow-orange, slightly curved petals, each toothed at its apex. The 1-3 ft. stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Flower heads are 2-3 in. wide. Southeastern forms of this variable species have smaller flowers.
Rudbeckia fulgida is a variable species with numerous varieties.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Native Distribution: NJ to IN, s. to FL & e. TX
Native Habitat: Open woods; meadows; pastures
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Various soils.
Conditions Comments: Easy and trouble-free, Rudbeckia fulgida is a variable species with numerous varieties. It self-sows and produces abundant offsets.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in fall or provide cold stratification. Can be divided.
Seed Collection: Seeds can be allowed to dry out before sowing.
Seed Treatment: This species requires or benefits from a three month period of cold moist stratification in the refrigerator.
Commercially Avail: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Wrights Nursery - Briggs, TX
Amandas Garden - Springwater, NY
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI
Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rudbeckia fulgida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rudbeckia fulgida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rudbeckia fulgida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff