Rudbeckia laciniata - Cut-leaved Coneflower

Sun Exposure: Part Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay

Height: 5 - 7 feet

Spread: 2 - 3 feet

Blooms: July, August, September, October

Root: Fibrous, Rhizomatous

Habitat: Open bottomland forests, Moist meadows in wooded areas, Woodland borders, Partially shaded river banks

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Rain Gardens,  Naturalization, Wooded edges, Woodland planting

Complimentary Plants: Swamp Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, Blue Vervain

Wildlife Value: The nectar and pollen of the flowerheads attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, predatory wasps, butterflies, skippers, moths, and various kinds of flies. Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly, Wavy-Lined Emerald Moth, Common Eupithecia Moth. Songbirds eat the seeds. 

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: C(30)

Rudbeckia laciniata - Cut-leaved Coneflower

  • Cut-leaved Coneflower is a tall wildflower with yellow blooms and lobed leaves. There are not many woodland flowers that will reach the height of this coneflower.  Its bright yellow flowers and relatively late bloom time compare to many spring-blooming woodland flowers, which make it a wonderful add