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Rudbeckia fulgida Ait.
Orange coneflower, Orange Rudbeckia, Perennial black-eyed Susan
USDA Symbol: rufu2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
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.
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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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff