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Rudbeckia laciniata

Cutleaf Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata
Rudbeckia laciniata

A tall and eye-catching selection presenting tall stems topped with drooping, golden yellow petals surrounding a green conical disc that matures to brown; spreads aggressively by underground rhizomes, best used for naturalizing or landscape applications

Ornamental Features

Cutleaf Coneflower has masses of beautiful gold recurved flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive deeply cut lobed leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Cutleaf Coneflower will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Soil Type

Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade







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